From Inquisitr.com —
“The freelance phenomenon may possibly be a result of shifting career attitudes held by younger generations. According to the Millennial Generation Research Review released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this age group has “witnessed instability in the workplace… and their parents’ jobs being downsized after years of service.” The review describes how nearly a third of this generation has become self-employed. It hardly seems surprising, since those born between the years of 1980 through 2000 distinctly remember the Great Recession that began in 2008. It’s possible that this age group is more likely to pursue freelance work because of career disillusionment carried over by hardships suffered by their parents and their own initial efforts to find traditional employment.”
Read the full story at The Shifting American Workforce: Growing Legions of Freelancers and Independent Contractors.
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