Are you a full time employee? If you are, you will soon be in the minority.
If you have not heard but Kelly Services is now the second largest employer in the United States behind Wal-Mart. That is right a temporary services company is #2 employer in the US.
We are see a structural change in the economy. The New York Times referred to this as The iPhone Economy. Over the last fifty years we have shifted from a manufacturing economy to a service economy. In fact, a lot of manufacturing is returning to the US but not the jobs. Most of the gains have come through automation.
Are you ready for the new reality?
Most baby boomers will be working long past the traditional retirement age but it will unlikely be as a full time employee.
We are in interesting times. Entrepreneurship is collapsing in the traditional 20-34 age group due to student loan debt but entrepreneurship is booming among baby boomers. The Kaufman Foundation has a report titled The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom.
Whether you are a traditional entrepreneur working for yourself or an intrapreneur working for someone else the world is changing.
What spurred me to write about this topic was a article on Entrepreneur.com titled Everyone Will Have to Become an Entrepreneur.
The article referenced the following infographic from FundersAndFounders.com
Everyone is not cut out to be an entrepreneur. However, the world is rapidly moving to a contract based employment model. Many of you will want to look at building a portfolio career. This is where you perform a variety of services to provide an income. You definitely are not a full time employee but rather having multiple part time positions.
The term full time employee may soon be an oxymoron.
What are you going to do?Marc Miller
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