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Digging the Data for the Gig Economy: The Rise of a Data-Centric Workforce

Click to learn more about author Kim Grennan. If employers want to better analyze, interpret and apply data, they need to first rethink the nature of employment. They need to look at the data about the global economy, about the changing nature of work and a change in nature among workers themselves. Show More Summary

5 Gig Economy Websites That Help You Make More Money

In the United States, the way people work is dramatically changing. The proliferation of the gig economy is shifting the American worker’s view of nine-to-five employment and creating endless possibilities for earning extra cash to help pay the bills and make ends meet. According to a recent analysis of gig economy and workforce data conducted by Nation 1099, about...

You Can’t Gig With Us: Why The Freelance Economy Is Getting More Cliquey

As “curated” marketplaces separate elite freelance talent from the rest, the gig economy is taking a stratified turn. In the game of life, more people are  eschewing the corporate ladder for flexible work arrangements. But it seems the...Show More Summary

Shiftgig, With New CEO, Positions Itself As The Job Board Of The Blue-Collar Gig Economy

The startup’s app offers clients the ability to grab workers to fill last-minute shifts for jobs like warehouse stocking, bartending, or working retail. Whatever your views on the benefits or harmful consequences of the gig economy, one thing is clear: It just keeps growing. Show More Summary

The Staffing Industry Analyst's Human Cloud Framework and Taxonomy

Last week the Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) released The Human Cloud, the Gig Economy & the Transformation of Work. It nicely covers the topics mentioned in the report title. Key quote from the report on the size of the "human...

Egos: New in Memoir: Looking for Fulfilling Work in the Gig Economy

Books on the golden age of journalism, the brave new world of internet pornography and driving for Uber.

Horror film is one brutal but meaningless 'Ryde' though L.A.

The dangers of the gig economy don’t merely reside in its lack of benefits for workers, according to the horror movie “Ryde.” Apps that encourage trusting strangers with your life are also ripe for evil intent — or at least for making unpleasant movies about it. Ryde, a new taxi service app, is...

The Gig Economy Pivots to the Enterprise

Over the past few months there's been almost a stampede of gig economy companies talking about the corporate market and/or announcing new services, products or initiatives aimed at serving large corporations. Examples include (but aren't limited to): IT talent marketplace...

The gig economy is nothing new – it was standard practice in the 18th century

last weekNews : The Raw Story

While it might seem that long-established ways of working are being disrupted, history shows us that the one person, one career model is a relatively recent phenomenon. Prior to industrialisation in the 19th century, most people worked multiple jobs to piece together a living. Looking to the past...

Finding Help Online: 13 Sites Where You Can Hire Skilled Freelancers

Where can you scout out the best freelance talent for your business? Thirteen members of the Young Entrepreneur Council offer their recommendations. The gig economy is growing: More people are putting up their talents to take on small projects, then going their own ways afterwards. This allows companies to find the perfect skill set for...

What does the Grubhub trial mean for the gig economy? - CNET

A California lawsuit about employment status could spawn big changes for companies like Uber, Postmates and TaskRabbit.

Thomas: Taxing the Gig Economy

Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina), Taxing the Gig Economy, 166 U. Pa. L. Rev. ___ (2017): Due to advances in technology like mobile applications and online platforms, millions of American workers now earn income through “gig” work, which allows them the flexibility to set their own hours and choose which...

The 2017 Guide to Remote Work

In May 2012, just 14 percent of the global workforce benefited from remote work. Today, that number is at nearly two thirds. Remote work, the gig economy, and freelancers are all on the rise. In a recent international survey of 25,000 workers, 32 percent said they regularly work remotely, while 62 percent are “regularly taking advantage of...

Holden's 'Maven' Is Car-Sharing For Ride-Sharing Drivers

Holden's muscling in on the increasing popularity of ride-sharing and gig economy opportunities like Uber and UberEats by going straight to the source -- the drivers themselves. It's set up an all-inclusive rental for its brand new cars for gig economy drivers, with flat rates starting at a couple of hundred bucks a week. More »      

Holden launches Maven Gig ride-sharing brand with Uber

2 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

General Motors (GM), parent of Holden, has this week launched its car-sharing sub-brand Maven in Australia. Dubbed ‘Maven Gig’, the service allows drivers to get on the road quickly and join the rising gig economy – which includes various ride-sharing and food delivery services such as UberX and UberEats Speaking with CarAdvice, Matthew Rattray-Wood, general manager of […]

Why Today’s Freelance Developers Have Gig Economy On Their Side

The U.S. economy is estimated to grow at between 2.5 to 3 percent this year, and it’s positively affecting the gig economy and its nearly 54 million freelancers who are telecommuting from home and co-working spaces across the country. Show More Summary

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