Has freelance work, or the freelancers you regularly use, disappeared due to the COVID-19 pandemic?

More than 58,000 Rhode Islanders have filed with the state for pandemic unemployment assistance. The program provides benefits to the self-employed, small-business owners and contractors who would not normally be eligible. While a lifeline for countless freelancers, thousands of those workers are now at least temporarily out of the workforce. While many had no choice,…

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