Southgate News Herald (Michigan) (02/24/12)
As the economy continues to struggle, freelancers are in great demand as companies trim payrolls and turn to part-time and contract workers. According to data from Kelly Services, approximately 44% of the active work force in 2011 were freelancers, a 70% increase since 2008. By 2020, more than 50% of the private work force will comprise freelancers, independent contractors, and solo entrepreneurs, according to MBO Partners.
Fabio Rosati, the chief executive officer of Elance, says there has been a “structural change in traditional employment” as companies increasingly adopt online and contingent work as a key business strategy. The jobs in greatest demand include software development, mobile technology, graphic design, content writing, Internet marketing, and specialists in WordPress, Facebook, and Twitter.
Inavero Announces Company Rebrand to ClearlyRated®
Inavero, a leading provider of client and talent satisfaction surveys and service quality research for staffing firms, has rebranded to ClearlyRated. The new corporate name for the longtime trusted satisfaction survey partner of ASA comes after a year of transformative change that included the launch of the ClearlyRated.com online service provider directory.