Interested in learning about teleworking? Here you go

NORFOLK — TRAFFIX has partnered with the Virginia Department of Public and Rail Transportation to promote Telework! VA from March 4-9.

Local employers such as Sutherland Global, Amerigroup, Naval Station Norfolk and Sentara will be hosting telework information tables at their locations in celebration with TRAFFIX staff for this week-long event.

TRAFFIX is working to draw attention to teleworking and its commuter convenience programs, which include ride-matching, guaranteed rides for commuters experiencing unexpected emergencies and a rewards program providing discounts to popular area businesses to commuters who log their ridesharing trips, according to a news release from TRAFFIX.

TRAFFIX also encourages and rewards transportation alternatives including transit, car pool, van pool, biking and walking.

“With all the road construction and existing highway congestion, teleworking just makes sense,” said Ron Hodges, director of TRAFFIX. “And, there’s no better time to call upon TRAFFIX than the Telework! VA teleworking week. It’s the perfect opportunity for businesses to introduce TRAFFIX programs to their staffs.”

Teleworking for even one day a week can provide multiple benefits, which include improving employee morale, decreasing turnover, increasing the pool of prospective employee candidates, decreasing harmful emissions in the environment, and reducing traffic, according to TRAFFIX.

Hodges said businesses that support commuting alternatives enjoy other benefits including improved workforce wellness, reduced parking demands, and financial savings through tax relief.

To learn more about TRAFFIX either visit one of the local booths or click here.

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