Coworking is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, or an independent activity. However, it’s not your usual office. Unlike a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not working for the same organization.
Coworking has become increasingly popular for professionals who want the benefits of an office – without a long term lease and overhead. It’s often attractive to work-at-home professionals, independent contractors, or people who travel frequently who end up working in relative isolation.
Think of coworking as a group of people who work independently, but share values, and are interested in the synergy and positivity that comes from working with people who value working in the same place alongside each other. Coworking offers a solution to the problem of isolation experienced by many professionals who work from home.
WeWork is one the leading coworking companies. They have a presence in major US cities and offer innovative space for good value.
According to USA Today and the New York Business Journal (link below), WeWork is launching a new, special program that provides office space to 1,000 veterans or their spouses over the next five years. All veterans are eligible for 25 percent off office space, but for many there will be no charge at all.
In addition to New York, other cities offering the plan include Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Detroit and Denver.
The new WeWork program is called the Veterans in Residence program, and the offer will be extended to all veterans and military spouses who want to scale a new business. After completing the six-month program, graduates get a discount off their rent for a year.
We think this is an amazing program, and are not surprised that it’s being offered by a forward thinking company like WeWork!
Further details on WeWork’s Veterans is Residence program are accessible at:
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