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Anxiety Index®

What makes gig economy workers anxious?

by Mitchell Hartman Mar 8, 2018
New data from the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll suggest nontraditional employees have a lot of financial worries.
A Lyft driver navigates to her passenger in San Francisco. A quarter of American workers now participate in the gig economy, the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll finds.
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My Economy

After 13 years of teaching, illustrator and graphic designer goes freelance

by Emily Henderson and Robert Garrova Oct 24, 2017
"It's been fun and profitable. It's been moving forward," says Ron Hill of Cleveland.
A comic artist works on his computer.
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Work in America

The D.I.Y. career

by Adriene Hill Mar 25, 2014
Freelance workers piece together a living in the temp economy.

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.

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.

For some, freelance gigs trump full-time jobs

by Audrey Quinn Jan 4, 2012
Designers, videographers and other workers in the creative economy are embracing the flexibility of contract work, even though they have to sacrifice stability.

Rise of the gig economy

by Stacey Vanek Smith Dec 30, 2011
As much as a third of American workers ply their trade in freelance and contract positions. The idea of working 9 to 5 for 40 years is going the way of the pension and the gold watch.
More job seekers nowadays must piece together contract and part-time gigs and hope that it leads to a full-time job with benefits.
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