Freelancing

Freelance work and the gig economy is only growing – Employee Benefit News

Summary

Following the pandemic and a nationwide job exodus, millions are choosing to work for themselves rather than work for a company — and more talent is bound to join them.

According to freelancing platform Upwork, 59 million Americans have performed freelance work just in 2020, making up 36% of the U.S. workforce and creating a $1.2 trillion economy. By 2028, that number is estimated to grow to 90.1 million freelancers. In partnership with Opinium, GrowTal, a marketplace for hiring indep…….

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Following the pandemic and a nationwide job exodus, millions are choosing to work for themselves rather than work for a company — and more talent is bound to join them.

According to freelancing platform Upwork, 59 million Americans have performed freelance work just in 2020, making up 36% of the U.S. workforce and creating a $1.2 trillion economy. By 2028, that number is estimated to grow to 90.1 million freelancers. In partnership with Opinium, GrowTal, a marketplace for hiring independent marketing professionals, released “The State of Freelancing” report, offering further insight into why this workforce will only expand in the next decade.

“If you’re a freelancer, you can demand your own wages, work your own hours and have the flexibility that you want,” says Bryan Karas, CEO of GrowTal. “People know it’s a great time to go out there and take your career by the horns.”

Read more: Gig workers deserve a place at the table. How this company is ensuring their voices are heard

GrowTal’s report surveyed marketing and skilled service freelancers across the U.S., examining how this workforce feels about its changed relationship with work and what it now means to be employed. Here are five stats that reveal the state of freelancing.

Source: https://www.benefitnews.com/list/freelance-work-and-the-gig-economy-is-only-growing