Freelance workforce

This is sometimes referred to as the ‘flexible workforce’. Working on short term, interim contracts, which can last anything from 1 month to over a year, professional freelancers have an important role to play. Many different industries find there are times when additional resource is needed, for example, the IT, engineering and creative industries often require key skill sets for particular short term projects, while in other industries, notably healthcare and teaching, permanent staff are often in short supply and freelancers fill the gaps.