Gig Economy Gig work allows people to control where, when and how they work, reducing stress and allowing flexibility for life-work balance. (Photo: Shutterstock)

More people across the globe are opting for the gig life, according to ManpowerGroup’s report, “#GigResponsibly — The Rise of NextGen Work.”

The survey of 9,500 people in 12 countries found that more than 80 percent of workers say part-time, freelance, contract, temporary or independent contract work is a choice, not a last resort, and builds resilience for less predictable futures.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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