What is The Gig Economy?

The Gig Economy is a labor market characterized by the prevalence of short-term contracts or freelance work as opposed to permanent full-time jobs.  Also called the sharing economy; the on-demand, peer, or platform economy.
Some workers are coping with being forced into the Gig economy and some are intentionally choosing it because of the flexibility and lifestyle benefits.

Learn More About the Gig Economy

www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/get-gig-work-fast
www.glassdoor.com/blog/tag/gig-economy
www.goodwill.org/blog/career-and-financial-advice/can-i-earn-a-living-through-the-gig-economy
www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2016/article/what-is-the-gig-economy.htm#the-gig-workforce
www.flexjobs.com/blog/ & www.flexjobs.com/career-advice-tips-resources
www.dianemulcahy.com (check articles and speaking sections)

Tips for finding Remote jobs
www.indeed.com/career-advice/pay-salary/work-from-home-jobs-that-pay-well
www.indeed.com/career-advice/finding-a-job/find-remote-work-on-indeed
www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/31/websites-to-find-work-from-home-jobs-hiring-during-the-covid-19-crisis/#16f40d4e3c43
www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/companies-hiring-remote-work-from-home-job
www.glassdoor.com/blog/guide/how-to-find-a-remote-job
https://skillcrush.com/blog/how-to-find-a-remote-job/

Tips For Working Remotely
https://www.linkedin.com/business/learning/blog/productivity-tips/new-to-working-remotely-these-resources-can-help

Gig job portals
https://gigs.indeed.com/ – Gig jobs on Indeed
https://www.careeronestop.org/EmploymentRecovery/FindAJobNow/remote-jobs.aspx

Working for a Staffing Agency:
www.mass.gov/service-details/information-for-workers-and-job-applicants
www.premierestaffing.biz
https://balancestaffing.com
www.jhstaffing.com
www.reliabletemps.com
https://unitedpersonnel.com
www.harmonpersonnel.com
https://staffingnetwork.com
www.expresspros.com (Springfield and Worcester offices)
www.roberthalf.com/looking-for-a-job (Springfield office)
https://msastaffing.org/staffing-member-directory

Driving jobs
Uber – www.uber.com/us/en/drive
Lyft – www.lyft.com/drive-with-lyft
DoorDash – www.doordash.com/dasher/driving-opportunities
Instacart  –https://shoppers.instacart.com/instacart-jobs
Postmates – https://fleet.postmates.com

Other Gig Job platforms
Flexjobs – CEO to customer service variety www.flexjobs.com (some cost involved)
Etsy – artists and creative entrepreneurs www.etsy.com (some cost involved)
xiom – global law https://www.axiomlaw.com
BTG (Business Talent Group) – senior executives https://businesstalentgroup.com
Catalant – Business experts https://gocatalant.com
Topcoder – design/technology www.topcoder.com
Upwork – various professional services www.upwork.com
LinkedIn – ProFinder – various professional services www.linkedin.com/profinder
Global|99designs for designers and artists https://99designs.com
Care.com for senior caretakers, tutors, petsitters, housekeepers www.care.com
Fancy Hands for virtual assistant positions www.fancyhands.com
Fiverr is a marketplace for digital services www.fiverr.com
Freelance Writing Jobs for freelance writers getting started www.freelancewritinggigs.com
Freelance for technical, professional and creatives www.freelancer.com/jobs
TaskRabbit is for odd-jobs and errands www.taskrabbit.com/become-a-tasker
UserTesting give feedback on apps, websites, products, etc. www.usertesting.com/get-paid-to-test
https://justremote.co
https://weworkremotely.com
https://remote.co/remote-jobs
www.virtualvocations.com
www.upwork.com

Research on Gig Economy
www.aecf.org/resources/beyond-gig-work-executive-summary/ (64 page study from July 2017)
www.bls.gov/spotlight/2018/workers-in-alternative-employment-arrangements/home.htm
www.mass.gov/info-details/massachusetts-law-about-the-gig-or-sharing-economy
Starting on page 19 from: www.mass.gov/doc/the-future-of-the-workforce/download