The Gig economy refers to a labor market that comprises only temporary, flexible jobs, hiring only freelancers or part-timers. It’s the exact opposite of the traditional concept of full-time jobs and careers, working yourself up the ladder in the same organization till retirement.
More to the point, the Gig economy is Now and the Future. Think Uber. Think Airbnb. Think Lyft. Three aggregate business models that turned career and employment theories on their heads! So powerful is the opportunity, that employment in the Gig economy is set to overtake traditional employment within the next decade! Check the data!
The History of the Gig Economy:
Infographic by – Jessup Online