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July 28, 2011

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J Michael

I agree with your point. In fact, the trend towards self employment will be accelerated by change in the nature of business organization - we will see more consultants and contractors in workforce, essentially each acting as his/her own "small business". Business gains by bringing in more flexibility, while consultants will enjoy more flexibility (especially older workers and recent moms). As you said, benefits are becoming less of a concern in this new environment.
- J Michael, ParetoCentral.com - Crowdsourced Confidential Consultations.

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