Who are independent contractors and freelancers?
Today, nearly 2 million Californians are choosing to work independently, either full time or to supplement their primary income. These include freelancers who work in the most dynamic sectors of the state’s economy, such as engineers, software developers, designers, therapists, insurance agents, accountants, financial advisers, consultants, writers, hair stylists, editors, drivers, and artists. In fact, nearly half of all millennials currently freelance.
With the advancement of innovation, this diverse California workforce will have even more opportunities to choose independent work in the near future. According to a survey commissioned by Upwork and the Freelancers’ Union, more and more people will continue to choose independent work.