ADP Research Institute (ADPRI) and the Stanford Digital Economy Lab (the “Lab”) announced they will retool the ADP National Employment Report (NER) methodology to provide a more robust, high-frequency view of the labor market and trajectory of economic growth. In preparation for the changeover to the new report and methodology, ADPRI will pause issuing the current report and has targeted August 31, 2022, to reintroduce the ADP National Employment Report in collaboration with the Stanford Digital Economy Lab (the “Lab”). We look forward to providing an even more comprehensive labor market analysis and will be in touch with additional details closer to the re-launch, later this summer.  For more information on this announcement, please visit here.

Illuminating the Shadow Workforce | 2020


Illuminating the Shadow Workforce

February 01, 2020 | read time icon 4 min

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Filling the Workforce Gap in the Gig Economy

There is a war for talent and skilled labor shortage, the gig workforce fills the gap to effectively improve productivity and lower cost. Most industries rely on an extended workforce and often hire 1099M contractors for their specialized skills.

Generally speaking, gig workers fill four types of gaps in a business:

  • 1099M independent contractors often bring specialized skills that are different than those of the traditional workforce;
  • 1099M workers may have similar skillsets as the traditional workforce and are likely to be hired at busy periods to handle capacity constraints;
  • 1099M commission-based contractors are hired exclusively for sales;
  • Short-term W2 workers are typically seasonal or on-call hires.