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When is this day celebrated? August 16

What is National Independent Worker Day? 

For far too long, Independent Workers, across every profession, income level, industry, party, race, religion, gender, and geography, have lacked national recognition. America’s Independent Workers, a workforce that’s in the ten of millions, should be celebrated for their contribution to our nation. They embody the principles and values of our country’s declaration of freedom by truly representing what it means to be independent.

Why was this day created?

To honor the nearly tens of millions of Independent Workers, Contractors, Consultants, Freelancers, Self-Employed, Gig Workers, and Small Business Owners in America who choose to fearlessly structure their work around their lives. Regardless of work discipline, all Independent Workers should be honored for pursuing their American Dreams, embracing their chosen work styles, and building a better future for themselves and their families.

Who founded this day? This day was founded by iPSE-U.S. The Association of Independent Workers in 2019. 

How to celebrate:

This day should be observed and celebrated by Independent Workers. The day should be full of inspirational speakers, informative workshops and webinars, as well as meaningful conversations. Independent Workers should take time for themselves to develop their skills, knowledge, and networks.