Tag: gig economy

The History and Future of the Gig Economy

Gig work, such as driving, delivery, and rental is becoming easier and better with apps like Uber, Lyft, and Airbnb. But gig jobs are much older than you may think. Since 2009, “gig economy”  has been referred to part-time freelance work, but the start of the gig economy starts all the way back in 1915, when jazz musicians coined the term “gig” to refer to performances. By the 1930s during …
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Has the Gig Economy Jumped the Shark?

Since the Great Recession, gig jobs have been heralded as the economy of the future – but after a decade, are U.S. workers still making money off of gig jobs? Many of the biggest gig startups began in the fallout of the Great Recession of 2008. 7.2% unemployment after the Great Recession spurred the demand for temporary and quick starting jobs. In the decade since, the gig economy has expanded …
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Freelancing from your Beach Hut in Barbados to Alaskan Glaciers

The freelance economy was once viewed with much fear, uncertainty and doubt. Yet over time, freelancing, (also known as the “gig economy”) has only grown stronger over the past several years. There are a number of reasons why the trend towards freelancing is gathering pace and according to the CEO of business and financial software company Intuit, the gig economy is expected to grow from the current 34% of the …
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