The 21st-Century Social Contract
Wednesday October 25, 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Contingent workers are defined as freelancers, independent contractors, consultants, or other outsourced and non-permanent workers who are hired on a per-project basis. These workers make up more than 90 percent of new job creation in European countries, and by 2020, it is estimated that 50 percent of the U.S. workforce will be in contingent jobs. This candid discussion will explore how companies ensure that all workers have a basic guarantee of income and other social safety nets like unemployment benefits and insurance coverage in this new world of work.