Forbes has roughly 1200 freelancers working for them, of which 400 are paid and 800 provide content for free. Not surprisingly, their freelance workforce greatly exceeds the 40 full time staff reporters Forbes employs.
This is a great example of the extended workforce, which is the use of freelancers, other non-employee contingent workers and business partners of various kinds to do tasks once done by traditional employees. It’s becoming common across almost all industries. Read more »