Engaging Independent Contractors for Staffing and Consulting Firms

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Published: August 22, 2014

The “Great Recession” of 2008 unveiled some stark facts for many staffing and consulting firms; the biggest story in the labor industry is the rise of the independent worker. The 2013 MBO Partners State of Independence in America report revealed that there are 17.7 million independent workers in America, up 5% from 2012 and 10% from 2011. They generated $1.2 trillion in income, up 20% from 2012, and at the current growth rate, about half of the private workforce will have spent time as an independent during their careers by 2020.