But, understanding the experience of contract workers is more important than ever.
LinkedIn reports that listings for contract roles increased 26% this year compared to the same stretch of time in 2022. Conversely, direct hire roles during that same time period grew by only 6%.
At TechEquity, we have been researching the contracting phenomenon in the tech industry and found that contract workers—on average—are paid less, have access to fewer benefits and perks, and experience consistent difficulty converting to a direct and permanent position.
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