Uber Drivers: Welcome to America’s Job Market — Finally

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There are roughly 30 million full-time and part-time independent workers in the gig economy, according to a report last fall by Emergent Research and MBO Partners. Millennials are prominent in the gig economy. In 2011, there were 1.9 million full-time independent workers (aged 21-35). Last year, that number was 5.3 million, the study reported. Yet…

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4 Primary Independent Workforce Trends in 2016

4 Primary Independent Workforce Trends

From tools and technology to generational change and the remote worker revolution, there’s a lot to watch out for in 2016. 1. Obamacare and the Independent Workforce   This year, penalties will go into full effect for those not compliant with Affordable Care Act regulations: individuals without health insurance will be fined $695 (up from…

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This Is Why Freelancing Is the Hot Work Trend

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Nearly 80 percent of those who work for themselves said they were happier working on their own and plan on remaining independent, and one in seven non-independent workers is considering going freelance, the MBO report found. About 45 percent said they make more money working on their own full-time. http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2016/01/12/Why-Freelancing-Hot-Work-Trend

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Calling All Freelancers: 4 Expert Ways to Manage Your Business This Year

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Millions of professionals are skipping the traditional corporate structure and turning to freelancing, consulting or temp/on-demand assignments. According to a study by MBO Partners, the U.S. economy currently has 30.2 million independent workers — and that number is expected to hit nearly 38 million by 2020.

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Gig Economy Workers Need Benefits and Job Protections. Now.

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Other reformers hold up the Affordable Care Act, which provides independent workers with a path to decently priced health care, as a model for other types of benefits. The ACA has resulted in a surge in the number of insured. (According to MBO Partners, which provides back-office support for independent contractors, a survey of those…

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