Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Front-Page New York Times Article Validates Another Prediction

The New York Times validated another one of our predictions, this time in a front-page -- though below-the-fold -- article, "Recession Adds to Appeal of Short-Term Jobs."

In Prediction #5: The Top Dozen Business & Technology Stories in 2010 Will Include..., we identified the following topic as one the business press will cover a lot this year:

  • The freelancing of the US workforce -- or how we'll all be contractors or "perma-temps" in the future (especially given the jobless nature of the recovery).
The Times did not use the term perma-temp, but the article described exactly the phenomenon we predicted.

At the end of the year, we will tally what trends we got right, and which ones we got wrong.

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