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