KUNM

Let's Talk Working Remotely

Aug 27, 2018

Let's Talk New Mexico 8/30 8a: We talk a lot about the need to bring more jobs to New Mexico, but what about remote workers? There are more opportunities for people to find jobs with outside companies and stay rooted in their own community here. But working from home or outside of an office requires internet access and specific skills to be successful. We'd like to hear from you. Email LetsTalk@kunm.org or call in live during the show.

Join us for a conversation about the opportunities and challenges for remote workers.

  • Do you work from home? What advice can you share?
  • Have you found an opportunity that allowed you to stay in New Mexico and expand your career opportunities through remote work?
  • Have you struggled to find the right opportunity that would let you work remotely?
  • What would it take to grow remote work opportunities for New Mexicans in different fields?

Resources: 

SoloWorks (Cibola County) 
In Rural NM, A Way To Make Remote Work, Work 
Fast Company - How to Find Out if You're Suited for Remote Work 
Glassdoor - Insider Tips For Finding High-Paying Remote Work
Remote.co - Tips For Finding Remote Work 

Guests: 

Kelsey Atherton, defense technology journalist at C4ISRNET
Gordon Bronitsky, anthropologist and President of Bronitsky and Associates/IndigeNOW! 
Monica Cordova, deputy director at the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing
Shelly Fausett, director of SoloWorks Cibola
Mark Lautman, founding director of the Community Economics Lab
Robel “Chacho” Taylor - design & marketing, Paper Plane