The gig economy has created many opportunities for securing temporary work with companies like Uber and Taskrabbit. But despite the increased flexibility short-term employment provides, it doesn't pay off for everyone. Social entrepreneur Terrence Davenport, who coaches low-income clients on…
By Steve Goldbloom
Most Americans who earn income through online platforms do so for only a few months each year, according to a study by JPMorgan Chase.
By Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press
On this edition for Sunday, Aug. 19, the White House counsel cooperates with the Russia investigation. Also, how regulating rideshare apps might affect passengers and what the growing gig economy is doing to the American workforce. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from…
By PBS NewsHour
A growing number of Americans are relying on side jobs or freelance “gigs” for income. And while tech companies such as Uber and AirBnB make this type of independence more accessible, journalist Sarah Kessler writes in her book, “Gigged: The…
By PBS NewsHour
By Elizabeth C. Tippett, The Conversation
The California Supreme Court made it harder to classify workers as independent contractors. But it's not quite the 'game changer' some observers claim it to be.
By Erin Mershon, STAT
Uber, Lyft, and other tech companies behind the "gig economy" once rallied behind Obamacare for their freelance workforces. Since President Trump was elected and congressional Republicans began in earnest their efforts to reform the health system, the industry titans have…
By Jeffrey Dvorkin
Journalism is once again in crisis, and this time, the sky really does seem to be falling. What went wrong?…
By Laura Zulliger, Wendy De La Rosa, Kristen Berman
Being an independent contractor often means variable pay and complicated taxes.
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