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Gig Economy as Global Trend

Within 10 years, freelancers will account for more than 50 percent of the U.S. working population. What are the implications for consumer cultures and corporate ones?  Shifting demographics, digitalization and the demand for greater job satisfaction could turn the global employment environment into a freelance-driven model in the coming years, bringing benefits and challenges to businesses, the....

Remote Momentum: Has COVID-19 Caused a Gig Economy Boom?

For all the uncertainty that Coronavirus has caused worldwide, there’s one thing that we can be sure of: remote work is booming.  The rise of working from home (WFH) is logical considering global lockdowns and the necessity of self-isolation, but it’s still impressive to see how swiftly workers and businesses alike have adapted to continue....

Success in the Gig Economy

Martha,¬†an independent consultant¬† ¬†left¬†a global consulting¬†firm to¬†set out¬†on her own.¬† Now she’s part of a widely defined as gig economy, an emerging section of the labor force. Often by choice, there are about 150 million workers in North America and Western Europe have left the fairly¬†secure corporate¬†life¬†and join¬†the gig economy.¬†¬† Some¬†of this development represents the....

Pandemic’s Impact on Gig Economy

COVID-19 pandemic affected freelancers worldwide as it shuttered businesses and stalled payments, with many gig workers now fulfilling critical roles to keep society moving as consumers retreat inside their homes. Food delivery, for example, and Uber drivers are still able to work among those.  Around The Gig Economy  World  Freelancers in various fields treat COVID-19 differently, with some struggling to....

Getting into Gig Economy

Ryan¬†Heenan¬†is a songwriter who sells custom jingles and videos to clients around the world online.¬†Heenan¬†is among those in the¬†so-called¬†gig economy. But there¬†is no official definition of the ‚Äúgig economy‚ÄĚ or incidentally, a gig. A gig describes as a single project or task for which a worker is engaged to work on demand, often via a....