Want to Stay Safe from Workplace Violence and Terrorism? A New Study Conducted by WAHspace Says “Work at Home.”

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WAHspace, the world's largest online work at home community, conducted a survey of its work at home membership base following the terrorist incidents in San Bernadino, CA. For those members who felt that safety and security was a reason to work from home, more than half of the respondents reported that they would sacrifice a portion of their income to have the increased safety that comes with a work at home environment.

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"What we were not expecting is that so many workers are willing to sacrifice income for the peace of mind that comes with a secure, at home work environment."

WAHspace, the world’s largest online work at home community, announced the findings of its recent member survey which revealed a unique trend around preferences related to the safety and security of the workplace. Following the terrorist incident in San Bernadino, CA, WAHspace conducted a survey of its work at home membership base. For those members who felt that safety and security was a reason to work from home, more than half of the respondents reported that they would sacrifice a portion of their income to have the increased safety that comes with a work at home environment.

“It’s not surprising that American workers value safety and security in the workplace,” said WAHspace CEO Sarah Lucas. “What we were not expecting is that so many workers are willing to sacrifice income for the peace of mind that comes with a secure, at home work environment,” she continued.

The survey sample of more than 2,000 WAHspace members was conducted over a two-week period in February 2016. WAHspace found that more than 57% of survey respondents indicated that if safety and security was a motivating factor to work from home, at home workers were willing to sacrifice a percentage of their wages in order to continue to do so. Results also showed that sacrificing income in order to have the ease of caring for children while working at home was less of a priority than having safety and security.

In the United States, the market for work at home opportunities, while already solidly established, is growing quickly. In the US, almost 4 million people work from home at least half the time. Data from GlobalWorkplaceAnalytics.com shows that the regular work-at-home population versus the non-self-employed population, has grown by 103% since 2005 and 6.5% in 2014. WAHspace will continue to regularly survey its members to gain additional insight into work at home trends.

About WAHspace:

WAHspace is the world’s largest online work at home community connecting and credentialing employers with job seekers.  People join WAHspace as a member to connect with other people that work at home, gain valuable skills, and find jobs. Employers save time and money connecting with thousands of pre screened applicants that are: certified for competency and personality; skills based typing checked; skills based systems checked; background checked and more.  WAH Certified Employers are able to post unlimited job opportunities, customize and manage their company profile and connect directly with job seekers that are seeking credible opportunities.  Creating a basic member profile is free for those that are looking for jobs.

For more information about WAHspace or to find out how to becoming a WAH Certified Employer, visit http://www.wahspace.com.

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