Gig Economy Powers Growing Demand For Experiences
In a recent interview with PYMNTS, Craig Follett, the company’s CEO, discussed the changing state of the gig economy and how it’s increasingly powering sharing services like Universe.
Walmart Flirts With The Gig Economy
Walmart made some news lately when it dipped its toe into the gig economy waters, asking employees to deliver packages ordered by customers who live along their commutes. Employees can opt into the program via a smartphone app to take home up to 10 deliveries a day and earn a little extra cash.
FULL REPORT: PYMNTS Gig Economy Index
Take this job and… gig it? The gig economy is taking off and an emerging workforce that covets flexibility isn’t looking back. According to the latest PYMNTS Gig Economy Index™, 69 percent of gig workers say they’d stick with their gigs over a full-time job. That plus 800 data points and a deep dive on Uber, Lyft, Airbnb and Manpower, inside the Index.
Grubhub Suit To Help Decide Gig Economy Worker Rights?
Beyond Lyft and Uber, GrubHub’s ongoing legal battle centered on whether workers are employees or contractors may help settle the issue, and just what rights those workers may have when it comes to benefits and compensation.
Truth And Myth In The Gig Economy
It’s true that young people are embracing the gig economy at a higher rate than older generations, but project-based work isn’t just for Millennials. PYMNTS’ Karen Webster sat down with Hyperwallet CEO Brent Warrington to discuss some of the myths that pervade independent work and highlight the ingredients of a successful two-sided marketplace.