Since 2007, Freelancers Union has seen a 3,000% surge in members under 35. What's driving this boom?

Our founder, Sara Horowitz, takes on that question in today's Fast Company:

“The 9-to-5 grind is over. I call that traditional view, "Big Work," and millennials intuitively understand that's not where the future is. They are, in a sense, the first generation of freelance natives. They’re embracing freelancing in a way no other generation has. And now, they’re the majority of the workforce.

They are the most likely age group to freelance––38% of millennials are freelancing, compared to 32% of all others, according to a national survey conducted last year by Freelancers Union and Elance-oDesk.”

Millennials are aiming for a more meaningful work life, and shaping the economy along the way. What’s your opinion of the “freelance generation?”

Read the full piece here.


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