The pandemic reinforced a growing view that traditional jobs are riskier and less secure than they once were. (Photo: Shutterstock)

An unprecedented number of American workers are declaring their independence. "The pandemic accelerated an inevitable tipping point for the modernization of work, as evidenced by the 51 million independent workers in America," said Miles Everson, CEO of MBO Partners. "In the new work landscape, independence is not only mainstream but a vital part of the American economy and workforce."

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