Increasing Trend Independent Contractors Not Slowing Down

November 16, 2018

Via: HR Hero

A recent survey by Upwork called “Freelancing in America: 2018” confirms a a trend towards workers moving increasingly into freelance and contract work. Today we are joined by Stephane Kasriel, President and CEO of Upwork, to discuss the results.

HR Daily Advisor: Employers in general and HR professionals specifically are critically aware of the move away from traditional employment towards things like independent contractors, freelancers, and gig workers. Your recent report shows that 1 billion hours per week are done by freelancers in 2018. How big of an impact does that have on the work landscape in the United States?

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