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Poor gig workers. There was a time when you felt bad for them. College grads unable to find steady work and exploited Uber drivers barely making minimum wage were held up as the poster-children of this class of workers. In reality, today’s independent workforce is happy, healthy and thriving, according to a the “2018 State of Independence in America Report” from MBO Partners.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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