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Why the “gig economy” could be good for workers

There’s a new trend in capitalism, and despite its downsides, it might actually be a good thing for U.S. workers. It’s called the Gig Economy.  Since and even before the recession of 2007, companies have been hiring fewer full-time employees in favor of temporary workers, freelancers, and contractors. For workers, there are some disadvantages of […]

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New Study Measures Motivations for Freelancing

Flexibility. Control. Work-life balance. Today, more people are choosing to freelance, and naming these benefits as reasons why. This is according to a new study, “Freelancing in America: A National Survey of the New Workforce,” commissioned by Freelancers Union and Elance-Odesk (two organizations with a vested interest in freelancers’ success).  Today freelancers constitute 34% of […]

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