More businesses are exchanging employees for freelance workers
News Corp Australia is one of many businesses all over Australia who cut jobs and made staff redundant in 2020, with another recent update just before Christmas. Throughout the year, there’s been an incessant stream of headlines bearing news of retrenchment and redundancy across industries, including that of tourism, media, aviation, retail, F&B, education, arts, finance, manufacturing, construction and more.
While it is extremely unfortunate for people all over Australia who have lost their jobs, been made redundant, had income cuts or reduced working hours, one silver lining is that companies are increasing their demand for freelance services.
News Corp has said that it would be outsourcing photography across its network in Australia, as well as hiring freelancers from 2021 onwards. Qantas has also announced plans to outsource ground operations.
Although there has been a lot of controversy and outlash surrounding outsourcing, with plans to do so being termed as “un-Australian”, it could very well be the best decision that could have been made.
Our team at Australia Freelance Market is made up of freelancers and small business owners, and we know very well that these decisions do not come easy for everyone involved, and it may be the only alternative to folding the business. Above all, we are committed to helping people in Australia find work and survive in these tough times, as well as boosting Australia’s economy through local talent and professionals.
If you, or anyone that you know, would like to become a freelancer and obtain quality projects and assignments, do join us at Australia Freelance Market today. Register here. If you have a project or assignment to outsource to quality freelancers, request for an introduction to a freelancer here.
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This article was published in the Australia Freelance Market News 12/2020.