The health crisis has accelerated the rise in freelance work. The independents represented 12% of the French population at the end of 2019, or almost 3.6 million people. Since 2009, this figure has continued to increase, with an additional million over ten years.
The job of the freelance does not know the crisis. These workers who offer freelance assignments have seen their number increase by 11% in 2020. According to a study by BCG and Malt.
There are now more than 1 million self-employed workers, or 98,000 more than in 2019. Freelancers are used to teleworking and using digital technology. Since then, this status has attracted both employees and companies.
Agility, flexibility, autonomy, self-employment has also been driven by the digitization of the economy and the need for digital skills.