Welcome to our weekly news roundup!
Tuesday: Self-employed, contingent, independent contractor, temporary worker, free agent, freelancer, independent worker, consultant, SOW… oh my! Subadhra Sriram tells us – what’s in a name? (Staffing Industry Analysts’ Blog)
Wednesday: In talking about the move to a more flexible, temporary workforce, “It is unlikely hiring habits will ever return to what they once were.” (U.S. News & World Report)
Thursday: This article is actually from earlier this month, but was tweeted on Thursday. An interesting look at how China’s “one-child” rule is affecting its labor force. (BusinessWeek)
Today: It’s no surprise that the independent labor market is the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, currently 16 million strong, and according to a new study by MBO Partners, it is projected to grow to 21 million over the next few years. (Forbes)
Today: Calling all Chicago technology workers! Fieldglass is hiring, and so are many other Chicago technology firms. (Crain’s Chicago Business)
Have we missed anything? Please share in comments.
Have a great weekend, everyone.