By Jessica Bursztynsky August 07, 2022 The largest gig-work companies reported earnings last week, and investors were quick to look for any signs that economic pressure is tightening consumer spending. But things weren’t so grim after all. Uber, Lyft, and DoorDash all reported strong revenues, showing that people will still order takeout and hail … Continue reading What the Q2 earnings reports told us about the gig economy
Dozens of gig workers have been the victims of homicide Gig Workers Rising found that death benefits are sometimes nonexistent. A. Khalid @askhalid April 6th, 2022 App-based gig worker M.J. makes a fist out of her car’s sun roof during a demonstration outside Los Angeles City Hall to urge voters to vote no on Proposition … Continue reading Dozens of gig workers have been the victims of homicide. Their families often don’t receive a dime.
Laura Krajewski January 10, 2022 For nearly two years, companies have had to meet the flexible needs of their employees. Remote work is here to stay for many industries, but even more so, the future is a flexible workforce. In order to retain top talent, employers must be ahead of the curve to meet new … Continue reading Boost Your Flexible Workforce in These 5 Steps: Preparing Your Contact Center for the Gig Economy
Peter Daisyme January 4, 2022 Gig workers, like everyone else, deserve a pension. Freelancers, contract workers, self-employed, temp workers, on-call employees, and individuals with side hustles make up a significant component of our economy. Currently, 57 million Americans are estimated to be gig workers. Since March of last year, freelancing and gig marketplaces like Gigspot … Continue reading Gig Economy Retirement Planning
Devin Partida December 2, 2021 Even before the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many people used their free time to engage in their passions. Whether knitting scarves and selling them on Etsy or doing home repair work for neighbors, side gigs are becoming more common for people with standard, 9-to-5 day jobs. Side hustles are great options … Continue reading When Do You Need to Start Treating Your Side Gig Like a Real Business?
Brian Wallace September 3, 2021 In 2020, the gig economy grew 33%. That is over 8 times faster than the US economy as a whole. Many are familiar with delivery drivers performing gig work, but there are numerous other industries in which gig work is prevalent. Home repairs, babysitting, disc jockeying, and dog walking are … Continue reading How the Pandemic Changed the Gig Economy [Infographic]
Peter Daisyme August 16, 2021 Being your own boss. Making your own schedule. Taking control of your career. Those perks and others—including not worrying about being downsized by your company—drive professionals into self-employment all the time. In fact, the gig economy keeps growing year after year. How big is the gig? Pretty enormous. The month … Continue reading How to Plan for Retirement in a Gig Economy
Jessica Mehring May 3, 2021 As a technology copywriter and strategic consultant, I’m often asked how I manage multiple big clients with such a small team — especially since I personally manage each client relationship and do most of the writing. The answer isn’t as complex as you might think. And it doesn’t involve 80-hour … Continue reading My Secrets to Getting More Writing Projects Completed (Without Sacrificing Quality or Working Weekends)
Stefan Palios February 8, 2021 Freelancing and gig work is exploding due to the COVID-19 pandemic, shedding new light on how little protection many gig workers have. In the latest case, Amazon is in the hot seat. As a result of a new ruling against Amazon Flex, federal agencies in the United States are looking … Continue reading Gig Workers May Get More Protections In the United States
Dave Sutton September 2, 2020 The gig economy has transformed the business landscape significantly. Employers have access to a global pool of talent. Businesses benefit through lower costs and increased productivity. Freelancers benefit through a better work-life balance, improved work environment, and access to better employment opportunities. It’s the win-win nature of the gig economy … Continue reading Gearing Up for an Expanding Gig Economy [Infographic]