Gig Economy

Freelance work has become so common that there is a name for an overall workplace model consisting of freelance workers: the gig economy (also known as the sharing economy, as well as the on-demand, peer, or collaborative economy). This type of flexibility has a particular set of challenges related to workplace protections, social inequality, and economic security.

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6 Ways to Battle Freelancer Loneliness

By |September 6th, 2018|Categories: Gig Economy|Tags: , , |

Even as freelancers embrace the advantages of a freelance lifestyle, some workers are discovering a downside to flexibility: freelancer loneliness.

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European Freelancers Week and the State of Freelancing in Europe

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Events on Work Flexibility, Gig Economy|Tags: , , |

Freelancers are coming out in full force in Europe this fall for the second annual European Freelancers Week, running from October 7-15, 2017.

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3 Fears of Freelancers—and How to Address Them

By |August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Gig Economy|Tags: , , , |

Freelancing comes with its own unique set of circumstances that can make people a bit fearful. Here are three fears of freelancers—and how to address them.

Portable Benefits Bill Aims to Help Temporary, Freelance, and Other Flex Workers

By |July 18th, 2017|Categories: Gig Economy, Legislation on Work Flexibility|Tags: , , , , |

In May, U.S. Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va, and U.S. Rep. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., introduced the Portable Benefits for Independent Workers Pilot Program Act

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Author Insights: Diane Mulcahy on The Gig Economy

By |February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Author Insight Interviews, Gig Economy|Tags: , , , |

Diane Mulcahy's book The Gig Economy is a guide to the world of short-term jobs, contract work, consulting projects, and freelance assignments.

Why Community Matters for Freelancers

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: Gig Economy|Tags: , , , |

What can freelancers and others looking for a better way to work accomplish when they band together? The possibilities are endless.

What is the Gig Economy?

By |August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Gig Economy|Tags: , , |

Loosely defined as a workforce that prefers temporary positions, the gig economy is rapidly gaining in popularity.

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Take 5: Wingham Rowan on the Flexible Labor Market

By |April 4th, 2016|Categories: Expert Interviews, Gig Economy|Tags: , , |

Director of Britain's Beyond Jobs project, author, and TED speaker Wingham Rowan draws a link between flexible work and modern financial markets.