Since August 2016, telecommuting was implemented in the country and in these three years three months already add up to 12,888 people hired in that modality, according to data from the Ministry of Labor.
They are 0.40% compared to the figures for adequate employment in September 2019, published by the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC) and which stood at 38.5% nationwide.
This is that 4 out of every 1000 are under that modality.
At the moment 2125 private companies, 10 public institutions (ministries and secretariats) and 9 public companies use this mechanism.
62.77% are men and 37.23% are women. Of these, 3.18% corresponds to people with disabilities.
Nataly Mayorga, project manager Youth Employment and Telecommuting, says they suggest telecommuting to companies, but that the decision will depend on the business.
He comments that there are two forms of execution: permanent, when it is outside the premises with the option to assist in case of requirements; and partial, for those who work outside the company up to a maximum of 24 hours per week and the rest of the days in the office.
Mayorga says that companies must provide the entire structure, although there may be agreements with the worker. He points out that there are benefits in savings and productivity.