It seems the gig economy is only going to grow in the future. According to a survey from the staffing company PeopleReady, over half of the nation’s “gig workers intend to take on more gig assignments in 2020.”
Last session, New Jersey’s attempt to codify regulations on misclassification caused an uproar among independent truck drivers, freelance writers, and other independent workers who said the bill would make it hard if not impossible for them to operate in New Jersey.
NJBIA led the fight against the bill, and legislators did not vote on it last year, but it is certain to come up again this year. In anticipation, NJBIA has formed a coalition of individuals, companies, and organizations to help protect opportunities for legitimate independent contractors.
If you wish to join NJBIA’s Independent Contractor Coalition, email NJBIA’s Danielle Wink.
Meanwhile, most of those who choose to work for themselves are looking for even more work in the coming year.
The PeopleReady survey said 52% of gig workers are looking to do more in 2020, citing the need for more income as well as a way of getting “their foot in the door” of a company they want to work for full time and the opportunity to build new skills. Fewer than half that (24%) expect to reduce their workload this year and another 24% want to keep it the same.