Yes it is tough but it is not the end of the world!
It would be silly to suggest that things are not difficult for Contractors right now but at the same time it is not all doom and gloom. There are certainly mixed messages coming through but at the same time there are also new roles being advertised by Recruiters. Initial contracts are shorter but we are still seeing a good level of renewals. Projects that could save organisations money still need to be completed and those companies are turning to Contractors. At the same time, rates have dropped but not by the amounts many might imagine.
Bottom line… skillful Contractors across a number of industries and sectors are still busy and have stayed so by keeping those skill sets topped up and have no doubt taken the long term view.
As I stated before Christmas we have some great plans to help you and we are completely committed to Contractors and flexibility. You can count on Parasol being there.