Entering the job market? A very interesting trend study leads U.S. News to wonder whether we will “all be freelancers soon.”
This research was conducted in order to promote Elance‘s job search and placement products, but it includes some points worth repeating: 6 in 10 companies involved said they plan to hire more freelancers in the coming year, with a particular focus on “people who work in sales and marketing, design, writing, and information technology.”
Don’t know about you, but that sounds a whole lot like everybody we know.
Elance calls it “a monumental shift toward fractional work“, and the reason for the move is obvious: companies can get more work done while spending less in the long run by signing freelancers on a per-project or per-hour basis rather than bringing them in-house.
But will it work for PR?