Seeking Participants for Research Study on Non-Traditional Employment Experiences

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta are seeking people with disabilities and people without disabilities who work in nontraditional jobs to help us improve the reliability of a new survey:  The Contingent Employment Participation Survey (CEPS).

We are conducting a project to understand how people with disabilities find and obtain nontraditional work, such as temping, contracting, and freelancing. We also are interested in learning how such jobs affect your everyday life, your expectations for work, and your sense of independence.

If selected for the study, you will take the CEPS twice.  The second time will be 2 weeks after the first time you take the CEPS.  The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  You will receive $100 as compensation for your time.

In order to take part in this study, you must be:

  • Over 18 years of age.
  • Be able to understand and speak English or be an ASL speaker
  • Have a disability OR do not have a disability
  • Should currently be in and work in the United States at the time of participation.  (You may not currently be in or work in an EU country at the time of participation.)
  • Have access to a phone or computer
  • Work or have recently worked (within the last 6 months) in a nontraditional job, such as a temp agency, freelance, contract, piecemeal work, or app-based jobs such as Uber.

If you would like to participate in this study, please contact Salimah Laforce at 404-894-8297 or for more information.

Date of Publication: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2021


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