Workers Cite Preferences for Reducing Commuting Costs

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This release shares the results of a poll that asked workers how they want their employers to help them offset the rising costs of commuting.

Employers searching for ways to help workers offset the rising costs of commuting should consider the results of a new poll by longtime work/life leader LifeCare®, Inc. Workers themselves offer their top preferences, which include a 4-day work week and greater telecommuting opportunities -- the two most popular responses to the online poll, which asked:

Other than subsidizing the cost of gas, what is the number one way you'd like your employer to help you cope with the rising cost of your commute to work?

  • Offer a 4-day work week – 45%
  • More telecommuting opportunities – 34%
  • Subsidize public transportation – 7%
  • Organize car pools – 5%
  • Offer rewards for bicycling, walking or carpooling to work – 4%
  • Offer shuttle services from train stations, bus stops, etc. – 4%
  • Other – 1%

The poll was conducted throughout the month of August on LifeCare's private web site, where employees of LifeCare's 1,500 client organizations were invited to respond.

Each month, LifeCare posts a poll on its private web site, asking individuals to share their thoughts and opinions on the latest issues and work/life trends. Past polls have addressed topics such as work/life balance, health and wellness, aging, flexible work arrangements, and child and elder care needs.

About LifeCare®, Inc.:
LifeCare offers cost-saving benefits that help clients reduce their most pervasive absenteeism and productivity drains, including child and elder care, caregiving support, health and wellness issues, and more. For more than two decades, LifeCare has led the work/life industry in the creation of high-quality, results-oriented programs designed to improve clients' bottom line. LifeCare serves 1,500 client companies with 4.5 million individuals within corporations, health plans, government agencies and unions. For more information, visit http://www.lifecare.com.

Notes to Editors:
LifeCare's CEO, Peter G. Burki, is available for interview.

Media contact:
Michael Civiello
203-291-4170

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: http://www.HRmarketer.com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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