Stories tagged: gig economy
Wed., Sept. 11, 2019, 12:07 p.m.
California lawmakers have sent the governor a bill that would give new wage and benefit protections to workers at so-called gig economy companies such as Uber and Lyft.
Mon., July 1, 2019
Coeur d’Alene resident Desiree Harrison is one of many Americans working a side hustle. Since the Great Recession, the gig economy – a labor market consisting of workers who don’t …
Thu., June 6, 2019, 4:05 a.m.
Uber just filed its first quarterly report as a publicly traded company. Although the company lost $1 billion, investors may still do well because the losses appear to be declining. …
Sun., Dec. 30, 2018
You’ve probably seen me around your office. I’m the contract (or freelance, contingent, temp, outsourced) worker your company hired on a short-term basis to get that project done or cover …
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 2, 2018, 6:25 p.m.
Jamison Hill is a senior principal at Bain Capital Ventures, and by working a temporary laundry job he joins the ranks of a significant number of investors embedding themselves in …
UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
The so-called “gig economy,” which has drawn massive attention, tens of billions of dollars in venture capital, and praise and steep criticism from policymakers, may not be quite the cause …
UPDATED: Thu., April 26, 2018, 11:08 a.m.
The game is changing for independent workers, with the evolution of workspaces and technology.
Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 5 a.m.
Experts differ on exactly how large the Gig Economy is, but there is consensus that the Gig Economy is growing faster than traditional employment. And it is here to stay.
Tue., June 27, 2017
The beauty of the present moment is that what workers want and what companies need are converging.
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016
The gig economy has been hyped. It poses as the labor market’s new reality. It isn’t. The new reality is how the old reality is being remade