Workin’ on contract

An article on says that contract work may be on the verge of becoming the norm. From the piece:

“Littler Mendelson, one of the largest employment law firms in the country, predicted in a report last year titled “The Emerging New Workforce” that 50 percent of new jobs that emerge after the recession will be contingent positions, and as a result “as high as 35 percent of the work force will be made up of temporary workers, contractors or other project-based labor.”

What’s it mean? In our opinion, it looks like freelancers are well-positioned, since they’re already accustomed to the flexible, work-from-anywhere, work-with-anyone career path. (And on this gorgeous Friday afternoon, that sounds wildly appealing to me!)