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Facts about the Contingent Workforce

1. Around 40% of the current workforce consists of contingent workers, with the average company having 18% of their workforce being contingent. (Hr)
2. While contingent hiring declined 56% in the first half of 2020 a much larger and faster drop compared to the 2008 Recession it quickly returned to preCOVID levels by July and hiring was 9% higher yearoveryear by September. (Prnewswire)
3. The hottest industries for contingent hiring in 2020 were IT/technology, healthcare and professional services. (Prnewswire)

4. 32% of organizations are replacing fulltime employees with contingent workers as a costsaving measure,” says Brian Kropp, Distinguished Vice President, Gartner. (Gohyer)

5. 40% of companies stated that they found their best talent in the contingent workforce. (Hr)

6. 34% of companies include contingent workforce as part of their strategic planning. Within the next two years this is expected to increase to 54%. (Cxcglobal)

7. 30% of companies directly source contingent workers, predicted to increase to 49% in the next 2 years. (Cxcglobal)

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