Full-Time to Freelance: Contractors in the American Workforce

9.8.2014, Written by Annie Wang

Since the global recession in 2009, America’s workforce has seen a dramatic change as more workers transition from corporate business over to independent contracting. One study suggests that over 40% of Americans (about 60 million U.S. citizens) will choose freelancing as a primary form of income by 2020.


With such a high demand for freelancers across the nation, it’s no wonder why online work platforms like Field Nation are making this type of work more accessible than ever before. Field Nation’s self-service web portal allows global enterprises to easily find, manage and pay workers for any specialty job on demand.


Let’s explore this new shift to contingent labor further, and understand why it is actually beneficial to businesses across the globe.