The nature of work has changed in big ways in the last 30 years, especially in the worker-company relationship. For example, in 1995, just 10% of US workers identified as contractors and other non-employees. By 2020, that figure had risen to 35%—about 57 million people. By 2027, gig workers are expected to make up 51% of the workforce.
As the Great Resignation pushes more Americans to leave their jobs to pursue entrepreneurship and gig work, the contingent workforce is projected to grow even bigger. In this infographic, explore:
How Gen Z and Millennials are contributing to the alternative workforce
Why higher pay and remote-friendly options should be a priority for employers
Ways a flexible and efficient workforce helps companies respond to real-time business and market demands