Finding work, even if you can’t find a “job” – is that really possible? If you’ve done a job search anytime recently, you know all too well that hiring isn’t happening at a very rapid pace. Yet, look at the earnings reports from many of America’s largest corporations over the past two years or so, many of these companies have consistently posted very solid profits. This means that even though there isn’t a lot of new hiring, business is still getting done; products and services are still being bought and sold.
So, how is all this work getting done, without new employees being hired? There’s no doubt that existing staffers at American businesses are, by necessity, working harder than they have before. But businesses are also increasingly utilizing the services of independent contract workers, rather than hiring new employees. And there is opportunity available for those of us who learn how to work independently.