American Insider recently released a study indicating that by the year 2020, about 40% of the workforce will be freelancers. With the number of full-time workers continuously shrinking, the flexibility of being temp, part time, contract or other is allowing people to engage in a new style of working. This movement is offering a new kind of flexibility to employers, which is pushing this trend towards further growth.
American Insider stated that about 40% of employers plan to hire temp workers, and 80% of employers plan to increase their flexible workforce. The upsides include the following:
- As a freelancer, there’s more opportunity than ever to find gigs
- As a small business owner, it’s easier to hire a flexible worker to help grow your business
Hourly.com put together an infographic which examines this from the employers perspective, highlighting 5 great reasons employers should hire flex workers.
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