“In the next six years, the number of freelance workers is expected to grow to seventy million. More specifically, onsite, local work (where physical presence is required to complete assignments) is expected to grow to $15.5 billion. This upward trend is happening across industries, including information technology and telecommunication, retail merchandising, promotional marketing, digital signage, medical device service, and facilities management…
The survey found that approximately half of freelance workers reported being part of this workforce for up to five years and one-quarter for over ten years. The survey also identified that freelancers have a wide range of skills, particularly in technology and communications, and that most are mobile enabled, helping them efficiently complete projects. The majority of freelancers reported taking on multiple assignments per week (an average of one to five) and a willingness to travel for assignments…”
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