Many national companies prefer hiring people to carry out their clerical and assembly work from home instead of investing lots of money to set up large assembly plants or bearing the high costs of having many employees. Many people now find it convenient to work from home. This year, one million, two hundred thousand people will spend more than thirty five hours per week working from their homes in a certain form of formal arrangement with their employer. This is more than a thirty percent increase from last year. Companies that manufacture and distribute products are taking advantage of this new trend and this is bound to progress rapidly in the coming years.