Gig Economy Is on the Rise, Embrace or Brace for It

Most of you know it as the gig economy, but the actual term is digital platform work. You might be surprised to learn that its popularity has increased five-fold in the last decade. In this business model, organizations offer services online that connect them to clients. You can work for location-based apps that will deliver food, taxis, or plumbing services to your customers. It can be web-based consultancy work like translation services or graphic designing. Though the gig economy is creating new jobs, business owners must overcome several hurdles. For instance, good working conditions and objective employee policies. The European Union has established a public consultation platform for such employees, where trade unions and employers come to a consensus on worker rights. Find out more in this Euronews video.

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