An Independent Contractor is an individual or business who performs services for another person or entity with a contracted understanding between the parties. The terms of the engagement are spelled out and include duties, pay, and the amount and type of work. The contracts govern what the work is more so than how the work is executed.
Independent contractors are NOT employees of the business nor entity they are providing services for, despite the fact that the employer is paying the independent contractor for the work performed. SkillSetz' independent contractors are self-employed and often work for several clients at a time. Companies often use independent contractors for services to avoid bringing employees on staff for short-term needs.