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Study backs flexible working

A survey commissioned by Data Solutions has found that a higher uptake of flexible working among Irish knowledge workers would add €4.28 billion to our economy through increases in employment and productivity.

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

6th September, 2015
Michael O’Hara, managing director, Data Solutions, and Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin

According to the study, working flexibly two days a week on average would save Irish knowledge workers €252 million annually in transportation costs. The cost of commuting for knowledge workers, including fuel and transport tickets, is on average €47 per week.

The survey found that 42 per cent of flexible workers are willing to work extra hours each week, which is worth a potential €621 million to the Irish economy each year. Of these, 61...

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