The Contingent Workforce sector is one of the most critical and complex divisions of the Fortune 1000 and many early-stage companies. As sourcing and retention for quality talent is as important as profitability, 72% of enterprise companies perceive their external workforce as a vital component of their people culture and operations. This is the reason why a majority of large organizations possess a Contingent Workforce program that is powered by experienced executives, senior managers, and professionals whose hybrid talent is a mix of HR and procurement. That talent is supported by thousands of partner companies who provide external workforce management services focused on technology, talent sourcing, payment, and compliance of a corporation’s contingent workforce.

Together, these programs and their partner companies comprise the audience of, the media presence for this niche sector of the global economy. Our goal is to offer industry information, innovation insights, spotlight M&A activity, and introduce the trends that are defining the new world of work.

Lou Calamaras, CIR, CCWP<br>Publisher
Lou Calamaras, CIR, CCWP

Lou founded in 2021 with the intention to bring global attention and innovation coverage to the Contingent Workforce sector. Spending the first decade of his career focused on niche B2B digital media production, Lou transitioned into talent acquisition through Executive Recruiting, RPO candidate sourcing (AIRS Certified Internet Recruiter), RPO high-volume operations support, and global Contingent Workforce management (Certified Contingent Workforce Professional Certificate). Lou’s career provided experience under multiple workforce classifications, whether as a contractor, sole proprietor, business owner, or employee.

Lou lives in the Chicagoland area, where he is active in several local communities. When not working you’ll find him excited to spend time with his wife and rough-housing with his two boys.

If you are interested in how the audience of can help your organization, please send Lou a message.
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John Smith<br>Strategic Advisor
John Smith
Strategic Advisor

John has over 25 years supporting corporations and human capital management organizations with global contingent workforce management solutions. John is strategist and advisor to companies as they implement global compliant contingent workforce programs. John was recognized in 2021 by The World Staffing Summit as Top 15 Global Staffing Professional, in 2019 named to the Advisory Board of Free Agent & Contingent Workforce Research Group and by HRO Magazine as a Leading Global Analyst in 2017. John has been a featured speaker on global contractor management and compliance trends at Staffing Industry Analysts Executive Forum, Vietnam / American Chamber of Commerce,’s Contract Talent Symposium, HRU Seattle & San Diego Forums and Executives Next Practice Conferences.

John has held Executive Leadership positions with CXC Global 2010 to present launching CXC’s expansion in the Americas.  John previously was a Vice President with CORESTAFF/Guidant Group, Ensemble Workforce Solutions/Chimes, The Albany Group and The TAC Companies.  John lives in Connecticut in the USA, spends time in Canada.  John interest include Ice Hockey, Baseball, Golf, Fishing and Biking.  John holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Bridgeport.
If you have questions on globally compliant contingent workforce solutions and trends, John’s emails and phone calls are always answered.
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Jason Whong<br>Strategic Advisor
Jason Whong
Strategic Advisor

Jason Whong is the founder and principal of Whong Community Media, a locally-focused publisher in Columbia, Maryland. He is publisher and editor of The Business Monthly, the essential business publication of Howard and Anne Arundel counties, and OutLook by the Bay. 

Jason’s career in journalism began in 2001 as he occasionally wrote for MacAddict magazine. He held many roles and broke many stories between 2004 and 2015 at Gannett’s Central New York media group, including photographer, reporter and digital editor. In 2015, he became digital editor of The Daily Record in Baltimore, redesigning, developing and curating the website and earning awards for for online coverage and graphic design for print. He was also editorial technologist for its parent company, BridgeTower Media.