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40 Percent of America’s Workforce Will Be Freelancers By 2020

Meghan Neal

The debate over telecommuting that Yahoo has spurred raises an important issue, but it’s not simply about workplace flexibility or telecommuting, but rather the fundamental nature of work itself. By 2020, more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be so-called contingent workers, according to a study conducted by software company Intuit in 2010. That’s more than 60 million people. We are quickly becoming a nation of permanent freelancers and temps.

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