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The fashion industry's invisible workforce

For many retailers, India is the place to find the skills required to produce the exquisite hand-worked, embellished clothing and accessories that fashion-conscious consumers love. Yet although homeworkers are the backbone of this Indian export industry, the complex and informal supply chains that typify the garment industry mean they are often hard to trace.

And because of their informal status in the economy, homeworkers often suffer poorer living and working conditions compared to formal sector workers. Low wages, irregularity of work, lack of social protection, high rates of occupational injury, lack of access to training and information about rights and entitlements, as well as weak bargaining power have been identified as common concerns for homeworkers in India.

Resources from ETI programmes with homeworkers

You'll find a wealth of information and guidance on homeworkers and homeworking generated from ETI programme work, designed to help companies and other interested organisations to improve working conditions of homeworkers in global supply chains.

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Welcome to the Homeworkers Resource Center

Telecommuting has long been the preferred way to earn a home based living for those who like to set their own hours and be their own boss; moms of young children, anyone who thinks commuting is a waste of time, and those who prefer to avoid office politics by working from home.

The popularity of this type of employment has been soaring. Newspapers and online sources around the world are publishing stories on how folks can succeed in being able to work out of their home, and reporting on employee actions to promote telecommuting, and companies that are leading this jobs movement.

Homeworkers has long been a leading home based job site, catering to all kinds of telecommuting and freelance related employment. Our database is currently packed with many work from home related job listings dedicated to the telecommuter.

Please remember to use due diligence when researching a company or applying for a work at home related job. There are many scams out there, and if it sounds too good to be true, then it probably is as the old saying goes. We also strongly believe that no one should have to pay anything to work for a company, whether it be working from home, or even the traditional office type job. Good luck in your job hunting endeavors!