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The On-Demand Economy and the Future of Work

Freelancing and similar independent opportunities are redefining our world of work. In fact, 40 percent of our nation’s workers are projected to be employed as freelancers, contractors, or consultants by next year.

The on-demand economy is already showing great promise as a source of meaningful, flexible work and a catalyst for economic activity in local communities across the country. In addition, companies in this growing sector are taking new steps to address the challenges that come with a rapidly changing economy, such as reskilling programs and employment benefits for independent workers. Find out more below.

What we're reading

Apprenticeships Make the Future of Work Bright | By Accenture North America CEO Julie Sweet | LinkedIn Pulse

Thumbtack Now Offers Benefits to Independent Contractors | TechCrunch

2019 Economic Impact Report | Lyft

Economic Impact Report 2018 | Postmates

Women Hosts Have Earned Nearly $20 Billion on Airbnb | Airbnb

Upwork Launches New iOS App for Freelancers and Agencies | Upwork

Delivering Shipment Zero, A Vision for Net Zero Carbon Shipments | Amazon

2019 Startup Outlook | Silicon Valley Bank

What we're saying

TechNet Names Natalie Gillam McLaughlin Director of Communications

Heed Economic Lessons of Shutting Down Government | Op-ed by TechNet President & CEO Linda Moore | The Hill

TechNet in the news

@Mentions | Washington Post Technology 202

Transitions | POLITICO Morning Tech

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