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Summary: What effect has the gig economy had on the workforce as a whole? Find out in this article.

The Gig Economy Effect

What’s referred to as the gig economy has been grinding in-roads into what we once recognized only a decade or so ago as a workforce comprised of nine-to-five jobs with benefits. Now, with those jobs disappearing at an increasingly rapid rate, people who still need to get by have begun to rely on their entrepreneurial skills as well as their ability to adapt to work outside of the typical business arrangement. Of course, this has an effect on business. See what those effects are in these articles.
 
What is a Gig Economy?

To understand the gig economy and why it is such a strong force in today’s work environment, one needs to first know the history of the gig economy. Read this article to find out what exactly is a gig economy.
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The Growth of the Gig Economy: A Look at American Freelancers
One way to understand the gig economy is to look at the workers within that economy. Understanding American freelancers can help your business survive with this new type of worker.
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‘Sometimes you don’t feel human’ – how the gig economy chews up and spits out millennials

The gig economy isn’t easy. Holding down multiple jobs and juggling work schedules is only the beginning. In most cases, the gig economy is very difficult, particularly for millennial workers.
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Could a Tax Fix the Gig Economy?

Many within the gig economy do not receive benefits. Now, some have taken up the thought that the gig economy needs to be taxed in order for it to receive medical and other benefits.
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Is the Gig Economy Working?

From dog-walking services to handyman work, some question if the gig economy is sustainable as it relies on part-time workers. This article explains how the gig economy is or is not working.
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The Gig Economy Won’t Last Because It’s Being Sued to Death

Companies like Handy, Lyft, and Uber rely on contract workers to make income. However, unfulfilled promises by these companies to lead their freelancers to monetary success and entrepreneurial glory have in many cases fallen flat, leading those same freelancers to level legal action against these companies.
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Top Ten Gig Economy Platforms

Some in traditional businesses may be completely clueless as to not only what a gig economy is, but what some of the top gig economy platforms are. Find out what the top ten platforms are in this article.
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Gig Economy Platforms Are Creating a New Class of Entrepreneurs

You might ask yourself who is making the big money in the gig economy. This article examines the more successful business areas that exist within the gig economy.
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Why Older Workers Are Embracing the Gig Economy

Not only are millennials a large part of the gig economy, so are older workers. See why the gig economy is catching on in the older worker age group.
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