Excerpts from Suite101.com article, Freelance Employment: The New Normal – Opportunities for 2011
"Despite downturns in the regular employment industry, 2010 experienced increases in the volume of people taking up freelance jobs ranging across skills."
"Freelance employment is gradually growing to take its pride of place in the general employment universe, reaching record highs for the year 2010. Mind-boggling statistics on freelance employment figures amid high on-site job losses and regular unemployment rates prove this. Since the recession in 2008, unemployment rates in the United States have risen to numbers previously unheard of, with over 15 million American citizens being out of work according to the jobs report for November 2010. Also, over 40% of this number have been unemployed for over six months running."
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