What Is Driving The ‘Gig’ Economy?

Forbes – February 21, 2017

We looked to a recent set of studies from LinkedIn and Intuit – a financial software firm – that sheds a bit of light on why the freelance community has been strengthening in recent years. LinkedIn predicts that by the year 2020, 43% of the U.S. workforce will be made up of workers who freelance—that includes younger workers who love the flexibility of working that way and older ones looking to assert more control over their careers. Though technology is a powerful force in enabling the movement, it is not the only factor at play.

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