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Hiring trends for 2016: Welcome to the gig economy

Sarah K. White | Feb. 25, 2016
According to a recent study on hiring trends, the number of workers hired as freelance or contract workers has risen in the past two years, and it’s expected to increase.

Ultimately, what companies are realizing about the gig economy, says Srinivasan, is that "It affords companies access to pre-screened, pre-trained workers with niche skills, who can get to work quickly and stay on only for as long as they are needed. And, as a company's needs change, an external workforce can be scaled up or down quickly."

 

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