Use of Contract Labor by Sole Proprietors Surging

Small Business Labs

  While looking through the data we were struck by the extent of the growth in the usage of contract labor - contingent workers such as freelancers, independent contractors, temps, etc. -   by sole proprietors.    As the chart below shows, sole proprietor contract labor expenses increased 38% between 2010 and 2013.    Over the same period salary and wage expense increased only 10.7%.

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5 tips for Being a Freelance Worker

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The days of temp workers being qualified for only low-paying, entry-level jobs is past, and workers who embrace the work may find they appreciate the flexibility and experience they gain, Ozier says. When employers hire a temp for a full-time position, they often offer a higher salary than if making an outside hire. In addition, many employers will pay some living expenses if you're asked to relocate or travel for a temporary assignment.

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