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Tag: Contingent Workers
There’s quite a bit of buzz these days about the gig economy—and its growth. As it turns out, though, popular wisdom might not actually be that representative of the true state of affairs.
According to new data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2017, 3.8% of workers—5.9 million people—held contingent jobs in the United States; however, the new data show a slight dip in the number of people working in the gig economy.
Need flexibility in how you schedule workers? Maybe you need to keep a lid on labor costs by avoiding the financial burden of employee benefits. Or maybe you have other reasons for bringing on more workers without hiring traditional employees. Contingent workers may be your answer.