Upwork: hiring managers embracing remote work and the use of freelancers

Upwork, the leading online talent solution, today released the results of its fourth annual Future Workforce Report, which explores the hiring habits of over 1,500 U.S. hiring managers. This year’s study features two waves of data, surveying hiring managers both prior to and in the midst of COVID-19, to reveal how the pandemic has impacted the…

Wonolo Survey Shows Fear and Childcare Are The Main Obstacles For Gig Workers

Wonolo, the leading platform disrupting the temporary staffing industry, today released a report highlighting how COVID-19 is affecting gig workers. The report reveals gig workers face an array of obstacles that make it difficult for them to fully help the economy reopen. Top findings include: Childcare is the biggest obstacle to work About 23% of…

Freelancing is the New American Dream

Americans, more than ever, want the freedom to work whenever and wherever they want. A recent survey says that 60% of the population believes freelancing is the modern version of the American dream. The survey was conducted last year by The Harris Poll on behalf of TD Ameritrade. The New Way to WorkThe workplace landscape…

Most Gig Workers Are Independent By Their own Choice Says Report

Payroll company ADP is reporting that the majority (70%) of 1099 gig workers say they are working independently by their own choice, not because they can’t find a “traditional” job.   In addition, 60% of 1099-M gig workers say they will continue to gig for the next three years.  Those surveyed seem happy with gig…

New Remote Work Stats for 2020

Remote job board leader FlexJobs has released some interesting new statistics around the state of remote working. We know that remote work has made a number of impacts on the workplace but a number of other compelling broader economic, societal, and environmental benefits to this future of workplace trend have emerged. To begin with, Remote…