In just one week, 6.6 million Americans signed up for unemployment benefits. The number brought the total of claims during the coronavirus to over 17 million. Furloughs and layoffs continue to be commonplace. Leaving many suddenly without income. As a result, people from all walks of life are looking for gig jobs that can help them navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Luckily, there are quite a few options to choose from. These give people alternative employment during these trying times. If you’re Read more [...]
Over the past five years, the number of freelancers has increased by 3.7 million in the U.S. While some of the increase represents the desire to take control over one’s career, it is also bolstered by technology improvements that make connecting online easier. As a result, more sites are tailoring their services to the gig economy, taking advantage of the increased interest. Here are five websites that cater to the world of freelancers and the businesses that need their help.
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Being a freelancer comes with a lot of benefits. You often get a substantial amount of control over your schedule. You can decide what kind of work you want to do, and may even be able to set your own prices. However, gig workers don’t automatically have access to certain kinds of insurance. Usually, professionals secure their medical, disability, unemployment, and other forms of coverage through their employer. Unfortunately, gig workers don’t have a company to rely on. Luckily, that doesn’t Read more [...]