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Letter for Former Employee Asking For Work As Freelancer

This letter reflects an increasingly common situation: a former employee of a company leaves or is laid off, then comes back to work for the former employer as a contractor.

1234, Main Street
Boston, MA 02123

04 April, 2005

<Recipient Address Goes Here>


No one knows the needs of <company name> better than a former employee. As you know, I worked with the company for <time employed> as <position>, so I think I know the ins and outs of <company name>'s <type of work> division better than most people. That's why I'm suggesting that you hire me on as an independent contractor.

Now that I'm functioning as my own business, my only goal is to build a steady base of clients. And what better client than a company I know as well as <company name>? I can come onsite, work with your staff, and <specific services>. And as you know, I will work with you to make things as cost-effective as possible.

I hope you'll consider this new relationship between <company name> and my independent business. With our mutual knowledge and respect, I think we can do some great things together. Please contact me at your earliest convenience to set up a meeting.

Thank you very much.


Jim Karter

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