Category: Gig Economy

Is ‘wealth work’ the new gig economy?

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Because of expanding wealth gap, more than 3 million new jobs were created serving the rich mainly in large urban areas. The question is: is this another category of gig economy jobs? Since most of these jobs have no long term benefits, how will that reflect on this generation’s retirement prospects? Associated Press is trying…

This is how gig-economy work has evolved

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BY MAUREEN HARRINGTON—GLASSDOOR3 MINUTE READ Article copied from https://www.fastcompany.com/90379491/how-gig-economy-work-has-evolved “Gig.” You’ve heard it mentioned at afterwork drinks, debated on employment sites, and beaten to death by pundits. It may have a new name now, but gigs have been around as long as humans have been paid for “services rendered.” What we now call gigs used to…

The Servant Economy

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Taken from https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/24/google-work-from-home-jobs-filters/ The Servant Economy Ten years after Uber inaugurated a new era for Silicon Valley, we checked back in on 105 on-demand businesses. ALEXIS C. MADRIGAL In March 2009, Uber was born. Over the next few years, the company became not just a disruptive, controversial transportation company, but a model for dozens of…

The Uber Economy

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Article taken from The Atlantic Is the company destroying full-time work, entrenching us in part-time purgatory, or empowering America’s most independent workers? In the last few years, Uber has gone through a life cycle that once took successful companies decades to complete—from start-up to upstart, from pushy disruptor to pushy behemoth, from iPhone button to…