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The Gig Economy Works for Those Who Don't Want a Traditional Job

The traditional 9-to-5 office job is no longer a given for many Americans and Europeans.
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The Gig Economy Appears To Be Growing. Here's Why.

Business & Finance : Forbes: Business

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Gig Economy Companies Pledge To Improve Jobs

Business & Finance : Fast Company

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Gig Economy Workers Need Benefits and Job Protections. Now.

Business & Finance : Wired: Business

It's long past time to give gig economy workers the benefits and protections of traditional jobs. The post Gig Economy Workers Need Benefits and Job Protections. Now. appeared first on WIRED.


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