The Telecommuting and Gig Workforce in Montana
"Now, Vermont wants a piece of the action . . . Governor Phil Scott just approved a piece of legislation that will pay 100 people up to $10,000 to move to Vermont in 2019 with the new ‘Remote Worker Grant Program.’"
More people in the workplace don’t want to be "employees."
Research reveals that 20 to 30 percent of the working-age populations in the United States and the EU-15, or up to 162 million individuals, engage in part-time contract work.
Over time, Foster says, they realized being distributed was allowing them to tap into a broader, richer talent market than they ever could by confining hiring to one locale, even a tech hub. "We realized this could become an advantage for us," Foster says.
The gig economy has not only turned millions of Americans into contractors, but it’s given the more successful entrepreneurs the tools to grow even faster.