State of Independence

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Independent Workers and their Financial Well-Being

By MBO Partners

Many people today are pursuing independent work—freelancing, self-employment, and independent contracting—to develop their careers, build businesses, or pursue what they are passionate about. There are certainly many benefits to working independently, but one question that often arises is whether or not pursuing this do-it-yourself career track helps or hinders an individual’s ability to reach financial…

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Independent Workforce Management Trends 2019

By MBO Partners

Learn about the preferences and trends impacting today’s most in-demand independent professionals, and implications for your independent workforce strategy.

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Independent Professionals Feel More Financially Secure Than Ever, According to MBO’s 2019 State of Independence Report

By MBO Partners

INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS FEEL MORE FINANCIALLY SECURE THAN EVER, ACCORDING TO MBO’S 2019 STATE OF INDEPENDENCE REPORT Independent Millennials Report Confidence in Career Path, Continue Growing as an Economic Powerhouse HERNDON, VA. – June 18, 2019 – As the U.S. economy continues to grow, the independent workforce is happy, financially secure and maturing, according to MBO…

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The Independent Workforce is Confident, Stable, and Tech-Savvy: A Look Into the 9th Annual State of Independence in America Report

By MBO Partners

Today’s independent workforce is strong and confident, finds MBO Partners’ 9th annual State of Independence in America Report, the longest-running, comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Independents—the 41 million adult Americans who work as consultants, freelancers, contractors, temporary, or on-call workers—are a powerful economic force, generating $1.28 trillion of revenue for the U.S. economy last…

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One in Five Independents Makes More than $100,000 Annually: Here’s How They Do It

By MBO Partners

Today, 3.3 million independent workers earn more than $100,000 annually. Since MBO Partners began tracking the size and makeup of the independent workforce in 2011, this high-earning population has grown more than 70%, and it has become obvious that as enterprise needs for independent talent grow, those with in-demand skills are going and staying independent in…

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Why More Workers are Joining the Digital Nomad Workforce

By MBO Partners

If you’ve ever aspired to travel the world without quitting your job, know that you’re in good company. According to new estimates from MBO Partners’ 2018 State of Independence in America research, 17 million independent workers aspire to someday become digital nomads, a term referencing workers who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle that allows them to travel…

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Why Self Employment Will Remain a Viable Career Path

By MBO Partners

</ifram Strong, mature, and evolving are words used to describe today’s independent workforce in MBO Partners 8th annual State of Independence in America Report, the longest-running, comprehensive look at the independent workforce. Even amidst record low unemployment and the strongest jobs market in decades, independent work remains a viable and desirable career path for nearly…

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2017 MBO Partners State of Independence in America: Today’s Independents Are Happier, Healthier, and More Satisfied Than Ever Before

By MBO Partners

The 2017 MBO Partners State of Independence In America paints a positive picture of an independent workforce that is continuing to grow and mature. Now in its seventh year, this report is the longest running end-to-end look at America’s population of independent professionals. Data from the report make a strong case that not only is…

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Why the Independent Workforce is Growing Faster than Overall American Employment

By MBO Partners

Today, MBO Partners released its fifth annual State of Independence in America report. The good news – and it is mostly good news – is that the independent workforce, now boasting 30.2 million Independents aged 21 and over, continues to grow at a faster pace than overall American employment. These independents work on a full- or…

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Celebrating Independence Our Way

By MBO Partners

Warning to readers: A rogue business team at MBO Partners has taken over our Blog. Expect periodic takeovers during the coming year. If you want to join them, go to their Facebook office . They are usually hanging out there. Anyone who has worked with the business team at MBO Partners knows we’re pretty passionate about career…

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