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Regardless of one’s political beliefs, I’m sure that everyone hopes the new administration’s programs and incentives are wildly successful at spurring economic growth and putting as many people as possible back to work earning a good living.

Changes in the economy and advances in technology over the last decade, however, make it likely that many of the work opportunities that may be created won’t necessarily be ‘jobs’ as we traditionally think of them. More of what were jobs could very well become gigs, or fixed-term work relationships in which the worker is an independent contractor, not an employee.

More People Are Choosing Gigs

Whereas gigs were once the exclusive province of artists, writers and other non-mainstream types, today even conservative areas of work – accounting and finance, for example – are available on a contractual, non-permanent basis.

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