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We are America’s independent contractors, and we are terrified

As published in The Hill: “This entire push is terrifyingly detached from reality. Study after study shows 70 percent to 85 percent of independent contractors are just plain happier this way. Some 60 percent said in the thick of 2020s pandemic problems that no amount of money would get them to take a traditional job.” … Read more…

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Report: 59 million Americans are freelancing amid turbulent labor market

As reported by TechRepublic: “There is ‘a very wide range of activities that count as freelancing,’ compared with traditional employment, according to Upwork. ‘Freelance work can vary from selling goods online a few times a year to delivering groceries a few times a month to working as a full-time programmer or accountant.'” … Read more…

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Workers Quit Jobs in Droves to Become Their Own Bosses

As reported in The Wall Street Journal: “The number of unincorporated self-employed workers has risen by 500,000 since the start of the pandemic, Labor Department data show, to 9.44 million. That is the highest total since the financial-crisis year 2008, except for this summer. The total amounts to an increase of 6% in the self-employed.” … Read more…

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Tech Freelancers Help Companies Plug Talent Gaps

As reported in The Wall Street Journal: “Tech freelancers see a lucrative seller’s market for their skills, said Thomas Vick, a regional director at the technology divisions of staffing firm Robert Half International Inc. “They can actually make more money working on projects as a contractor than what they would as a full-time employee.” … Read more …