NBC News features an article on its site called Freelancer growth giving rise to 'slasher' careers, which discusses the rise of freelancing in today's economy. The article talks about something called career "slashers" — people who have more than one type of career due either to inclination or to financial necessity (because just one of these jobs doesn't pay enough).
The ranks of the freelance nation continue to grow in the current economy as national unemployment remains near 8 percent and many frustrated workers seek out career options that better fit their lifestyles. The gig economy also has been a haven for experienced?? workers in a wide range of occupations, including the service industry, construction and retail trade. ???On average, contingent workers range in age from about 35 years for one category of temporary workers to about 48 years for self-employed workers,??? according a 2005 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.