"Telecommuting provides economic opportunities for employees in rural areas, including service disabled veterans and others with disabilities, and older workers who desire to remain in or reenter the workforce," Chuck Wilsker, president of the Telework Coalition, said in a statement.
Wilsker said employers benefit by saving on real estate and overhead expenses associated with hiring workers for their offices.
Clark said the program would help teach employers to maximize the benefits of telecommuting.
"Our hope is that we give employers an opportunity learn about the world of telecommuting, because there's a lot of misconceptions about that," she said.
As part of the program, Bridgemont will host a 15-week program on business incubation and telework training in partnership with the city of Ansted.
The program will cover a variety of topics, including basic business courses, computer technology and entrepreneurship.
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