Meath County Council have published a second GoRemote campaign video encouraging Meath commuters to consider working from one of the six remote working hubs located throughout the County.
Latest CSO data show that 32% of the 101,189 workers in Meath are already working from home at least one day a week. The research also indicates that there are still opportunities for people working in science and technology, administrative, customer service and several other occupations to make better use of their time.
With the passing of the remote working law more employees can seek to work remotely, either from their own home or if more convenient from one of the 300 remote working hubs across the country. The six remote working hubs located in Meath all feature on the ConnectedHubs.ie portal, with longer term desk leasing arrangements available in the two Meath Enterprise Hubs in Kells and Navan.
While for some working in a hub may not remove the commute, it can drastically reduce it, get you there in freer flowing traffic and provide you with a desk with a view and all the facilities to work comfortably and securely in an office environment.
In the new video as part of the Council’s GoRemote Campaign Leigh-Ann Cullinane from Informa, a Dublin based company with a satellite office in Kilskyre Community Activity centre discussed how she left the concrete jungle of Dublin to get a better quality of life while living in Kilmainhamwood. Being able to work remotely in Kilskyre has given her not only more time in her day but a better quality of work, in a much nicer rural environment.
Co-owner and founder of Informa, Tom Gilsenan has found that the 2-3 extra hours a day to spend more time with his family and volunteering in his community as Chairperson of Kilskyre GAA. The benefits of this extra time also allows for personal pursuits, family time and shopping in local towns.
The remote working facilities across the county at Idesk Cormeen, Deerpark Community Hub, Athboy Digital Hub, Dunshaughlin Hub, Flat Out Coworking + Coffee offer a quiet, attractive location to work or study.
Welcoming the new video Cathaoirleach of Meath County Council, Cllr. Tommy Reilly commented “It is great to see that we have these remote working hubs across the county and that 32% of the county’s workforce are availing of remote working in some form. The Council are working on developing more locations, working with community groups and commercial interests to support the sector. Meath County Council’s core focus is on enhancing the quality of life of the people of Meath. We don’t want to see the large volumes of commuters wasting two to three hours of their day commuting.”
For more information on the county’s remote working hubs check out www.meath.ie/goremote