These days, we hear a lot about economic recovery in America. But, there’s one important fact that is too important to overlook: independent contractors and small businesses are far more important to job growth than established, larger corporations.
In fact, numerous economic studies show that for the past 30 years, new small businesses, including independent contractors, have been responsible for nearly all of the net growth in U.S. employment. During the same time, employment at big companies either stayed flat or shrunk.
Few people know this, but independent contractors and other types of alternative workers generate a combined $626 billion in annual personal income, or one of every eight dollars earned in the United States.
If you see signs that the economy is recovering, keep in mind who’s creating new jobs and driving the rebound in employment. It’s independent contractors and small business owners like us.
We need your support. We are under attack on a number of fronts by government agencies and elected officials who want to restrict—and in some cases take away — our choice to work as independent contractors. Please help us protect our rights to choose how we want to provide for ourselves and our families.