Front-Page New York Times Article Validates Another Prediction


The New York Times validated another one of our predictions, this time in a front-page — though below-the-fold — article, “Recession Adds to Appeal of Short-Term Jobs.

In Prediction #5: The Top Dozen Business & Technology Stories in 2010 Will Include…, we identified the following topic as one the business press will cover a lot this year:

  • The freelancing of the US workforce — or how we’ll all be contractors or “perma-temps” in the future (especially given the jobless nature of the recovery).

The Times did not use the term perma-temp, but the article described exactly the phenomenon we predicted.

At the end of the year, we will tally what trends we got right, and which ones we got wrong.

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