"Tina Brown, editor of The Daily Beast, recently christened today's job market as the "gig economy." Her point is that fewer people seem to have full-time jobs; instead they have contract gigs.
Being a freelancer or contract worker may actually be a practical way to survive this recession. It could also lead to new entrepreneurial vistas." (http://www.fastcompany.com/1222400/thriving-gig-economy)