Work on a Contract Basis — or Go Fulltime? Which is Right for You?

The gig economy is here to stay, and freelance work is surging in popularity, but is this increasingly common method of work right for you? There are around 55 million Americans doing contract work, according to a survey commissioned by the Freelancers Union in 2016. That's around 35 percent of the total workforce. This number is expected to reach 50 percent by the year 2020. IT and technology workers have a higher percentage of people working on a contract or freelance basis. Learning more about the differences between a contracted or freelance worker and a full-time employee can help [...]