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

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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The Weekly Independent: January 25, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Amazon is…

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The Weekly Independent: January 18, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. A new…

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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

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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The Weekly Independent: January 11, 2016

Being a successful independent contractor or a client of choice isn’t just about doing the best work or having the best perks. It also means staying one step ahead of the curve. That’s why each week we bring you The Weekly Independent, a quick-hit digest of news of note from around the web. Welcome, 2016!…

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

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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