Sunday, May 21, 2017

Why some CEOs aren’t buying the freelance economy hype

The story is everywhere! By 2020, almost 40 percent US workforce will be self-employed or freelance workers. In fact, recent reports suggest that 35 percent of the workforce is already self-employed or doing a remote job. The freelance economy took on a life of its own with the rise of on-demand companies like Airbnb, Uber, and Postmates. These services allow people to work when and where they want and earn an income without ever becoming an employee of the company they work for. They are 1099 independent contractors. Alongside those on-demand services, a litany of platforms like Upwork, Freelancer, and…

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