The Rise of the Freelance and Contingent Workforce

By the year 2020, more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce—or 60 million workers—will be freelance or contingent workers. That’s an increase of more than 10 percent from 2006, when a similar was conducted. The construction industry has long been filled with independent contractors. But there is more to come. A post on explains: “Mobile technology, anywhere internet access, and the ready availability of software and services that help manage a contingent workforce are surely leading this change from a location centric workforces.” Watch for modifications in hiring practices as the economy shifts and technology evolves.—The-Rise-Of-The-Freelance-Workforce

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