There are a growing number of workers who are coming to love the freedom and flexibility of being an independent contractor.

A recent New York Times article explores the growing number of workers who are coming to love the freedom and flexibility of being an independent contractor.

The recent recession has left many people without full-time work, and although not everyone likes the idea, proponents of the freelance lifestyle see multiple jobs as a hedge against a singular financial lifeline which could be cut at any time.

The Times reports:

What is known as “contingent work,” or “flexible” and “alternative” staffing arrangements, has proliferated, although exact figures are hard to come by because of difficulties in tracking such workers. Many people are apparently looking at multiple temporary jobs as the equivalent of a diversified investment portfolio.

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