Nearly a fifth of SMBs said they had replaced employees of all types with a contractor over the last six months. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Small businesses are increasingly relying on part-timers and gig workers to meet holiday season work demands, but not all of them are happy about it, fearing potential regulatory and other issues.

According to a report from PYMNTs, there’s been a 37 percent increase in small- and medium-sized businesses’ hiring of gig workers over the last six months—more than any other type of worker—as business owners look for specialized professionals.

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