Shifts in the Workforce Will Lead to More Freelancers, Contractors & Temps

Jun 17, 2013 9:00:00 PM · by David Kushan

Every time the American economy comes out of a recession, the employment landscape changes. Typically, this occurs due to the adjustments companies have made to survive, as well as the shifts in mindset among employees who were directly affected. As we know, many employees either lost their jobs, had their salaries and/or benefits reduced, or had their roles changed virtually overnight.

A recent study by Business Insider, “40 Percent of Americans Will Be Freelancers by 2020”? refers to a study conducted by software company Intuit stating that by the year 2020, 40% of Americans will be “freelancers, contractors and temp workers.” The article mentions the cause being the entrepreneurial age. It adds that by this time, “1 in 6 Americans will be older than 65 but they won’t be traditional seniors as they will continue to work part or full-time.”  To me, these are startling numbers.

Because so many people are restricted by relocation, these freelancers, contractors, and temp workers are becoming the ideal employees for companies scattered across the country.

At Healthcare IS, we’ve also seen a shift in employees looking for more flexibility to deal with the day-to-day challenges in balancing their professional and personal lives.

What are your thoughts?

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