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 HumanCapitalLeague.com 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.