Predictions for the freelance economy – @Forbes

Over on Forbes.com, Jeff Wald has some interesting predictions for  2019 freelance economy (in the US).

The rise of mechanisms to access and filter the freelance market is inevitable. I can definitely see large businesses deploying both Freelance Market Systems and “Alumni Labour Clouds” to manage a bench of available talent (predictions 1 and 2).

Already in the UK, we are seeing the impact of legislation and legal cases seeking to clarify the distinction between employee and freelancer (prediction 3). On this, the recent Sunday Times expose of Deliveroo and Uber Eats drivers sub-contracting their jobs to illegal immigrants is bound to bring a call for yet more regulation.

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