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NY freelancers have a new law on their side

by Aaron Schrank May 17, 2017
New York freelancers who have trouble getting paid on time, or sometimes at all, have a new law on their side. The “Freelance Isn’t Free” Act went into effect this week. It’s the first law in the country to protect…
The Price of Profits

Why careers are gone, and jobs are going next

by Sarah Gardner Jun 17, 2016
Job security erodes as companies get more work done with fewer "direct hires"
Car makers, both U.S. and foreign, rely partly on temporary workers in their U.S. assembly plants. Brian Gammey, Korisa Warlick and Steven Ferguson were hired as contract labor at the Nissan assembly plant in Smyrna, Tennessee. They now work union jobs at a GM plant.
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The Price of Profits

Loyalty frays for both employers and employees

by Sarah Gardner Jun 13, 2016
Companies use contractors to benefit from flexibility, and many workers want it, too
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Glam App creators explain their beauty services model

by Molly Wood Feb 15, 2016
The on-demand beauty app gives stylists the ability to book their own clients.
The Glam App provides on-demand beauty services to consumers. 
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Guilty conscience: the 1099 economy

by Daisy Palacios Apr 15, 2015
The guilt of the on-demand economy
When Mat Honan's washing machine broke, he called a service that would do his laundry for him. But he felt...guilty.
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Freelancers: From 'hustlers' into 'heroes for hire'

by Shannon Mullen Feb 11, 2014
As more and more Americans work freelance jobs, a new industry emerges to meet their needs

Financial commandments from the 'Freelancer's Bible'

by Barbara Bogaev Jan 4, 2013
Sara Horowitz, founder of the Freelancers Union and author of "The Freelancer's Bible," shares tips and tricks for getting work, getting by and budgeting on an independent contractor's salary.

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Headhunters adapt to gig-based economy

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 4, 2013
As the creative economy moves toward contract work, headhunters are evolving their approach to business, as well.
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Five fee-setting strategies for freelancers

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 2, 2013
Planning your next freelancing gig? Before you settle on a rate, take a look at these fee-setting strategies.

Instagram beats Twitter in user engagement

by Molly Wood Sep 27, 2012
Twitter had more active users in August, and the world is getting more freelancers working online all the time.

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