Net Casts a Broad Web in Workplace

May 17, 2002 ( - The Internet continues to have a growing impact in the workplace, with 10% of those who got a major promotion or raise crediting the Web with aiding that achievement, according to a new survey.

In a May report on Internet use “at major life moments,” the Pew Internet & American Life Project found that nearly a third (29%) of users who received additional education or job training during the period between 2000 and 2001 said the Internet played an important role. Over half (52%) of Internet users reported doing job-related research online in 2001, up from 41% in 2000.

On the other hand, 25% of those that changed jobs used the Internet to do so.  Another 44% said they looked for a job online last year, up from 31% in 2000.
Approximately 55 million people now have Internet access at work, up from 43 million in 2000, according to a March report from Pew, according to 

Nearly one in four (22%) of those online that made a major investment or financial decision used the Internet for information and advice.