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Contrary to Hype, ‘Gig Economy’ hasn’t grown in two decades

Today’s BLS Contingent and Alternative Employment Arrangements survey results represent an important addition to our knowledge regarding the level and distribution of non-traditional work arrangements in the US economy. The first of their kind in a dozen years, the data show that between 2005 and 2017 the share of independent contractors, on-call workers, temporary help agency workers and workers provided by ...

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Gig Economy May Replace Retirement for Many

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Today, more than one in three U.S. workers are freelancers — and this figure is expected to grow to 40 percent by 2020. Increasingly, workers are eschewing or supplementing the traditional “nine-to-five” career with independent or temporary work, but these gig workers face daunting challenges preparing for retirement. This shift in the workforce and the implications it has on gig economy ...

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Getting Real: Understanding the ‘Gig Economy’

Watching CNBC and reading economist blogs like ZeroHedge render a certain perspective on the American economy – I’ve decided to give mine. America is steadily evolving away from the democrat-favored, 8:30a-to-whatever, 40+ hour, single-job work-week to eith multiple 15-20 hour per week part-time jobs or the high-risk world of entrepreneurship. Check out our multi-part series on the ‘gig economy’ Part One: So ...

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Gig Economy: Working in Retail

As the American economy continues to slip into the crapper, more of us are taking multiple part-time jobs (gigs) to fill in the holes in our finances. Last week, I wrote about my UPS pre-loader early morning job, today – retail! See the rest of the ‘Gig Economy’ series: Part One: So you want to work as a UPS pre-loader ...

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Gig-economy: Why take a job as a UPS pre-loader?

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Why would anyone consider a package loading job with UPS or Fedex? As the economy drives more Americans into part-time work and the “gig-economy” UPS and Fedex look appealing as they fill a time slot that most other part-time jobs don’t. I took a job as a UPS pre-loader to see if a UPS career made sense and I’ve decided ...

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