A great big load of crap from The Associated Press:
If you want an income, or you're an employer looking for help, it may be time to scrap the idea of the traditional 9-to-5 arrangement.
For workers, it's become easier and less risky to go solo. Affordable health insurance plans, which kept many workers shackled to traditional jobs, are more accessible because of the Affordable Care Act. And companies are increasingly open to hiring freelancers and independent contractors. Many say independent workers bring fresh ideas without the long-term commitment.
I don't know if they're trying to curry favor with the cool kids in the Obama administration or if they're just a bunch of pretend analysts with their heads up their butts, but come on. It's not that people are turning away from 9-to-5 jobs, it's that they can't get them. Because of a number of factors -- including a disntegrating-while-recovering economy brough on largely by bad government decisions, and technological breakthroughs that mean fewer people can get more done -- the job market seems to be in a period of perpetual downsizing. If those 9-to-5 jobs were there, people would scramble for them. They always have, and they always will.