There’s a growing tendency for workers to request mobility in the labor market. Coupled with this is a growing tendency for businesses to classify workers as independent contractors instead of employees. This phenomenon has been dubbed a “gig” economy. Recently, Uber agreed to pay $100 million to the state of New Jersey to settle a […]
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Companies struggling to find enough help often overlook the potential labor pool that exists among gig workers. While some employers may be dismissive of the viability of utilizing gig workers for their operations, there are millions of potential gig workers around the country, meaning that there are likely many with the skills a given employer […]
The emergence of the gig economy has been a boon for many workers. The gig economy is defined by temporary or freelance jobs, typically with the worker employed as a contractor instead of as a traditional employee, who’d be issued an IRS 1040 form at the end of the year.
The gig economy has been heavily discussed in the media and in employment circles for several years now. Essentially, it involves the less-formal employment or contractor relationships between workers and companies, with workers typically working temporarily for one or multiple employers at a time with greater flexibility and independence.
In a previous post, we discussed the trend of many businesses looking to freelancers to fill various needs, which can be short or long term and involve a variety of projects in a variety of industries.
It may be a candidate’s market, but that’s not stopping small businesses from seeking out slightly cheaper alternatives when it comes to hiring staff.
There’s quite a bit of buzz these days about the gig economy—and its growth. As it turns out, though, popular wisdom might not actually be that representative of the true state of affairs.
If you’re having a hard time trying to fill a vacant position at your company, have you considered hiring a contingent worker? Contingent, freelance, and gig workers are taking on more roles as the trend to find top talent remains a constant struggle.