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The one thing millennials are worried about at work? Job security

by Kimberly Adams May 14, 2019
Young adults prefer one long career over the gig economy, the GenForward survey finds.
People work at the co-working space Cove in 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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What does it mean to be "employed" in the gig economy?

by Amy Scott Apr 19, 2019
A new European law tries to answer that question.
A person uses the Uber app on his iPhone in Times Square in New York City. 
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Marketplace Tech Blogs

Your side hustle may not look so great come tax time

by Molly Wood Apr 11, 2019
Are gig workers getting the guidance they need when it comes to filing their taxes?
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Evenly Distributed

Tech is helping house cleaners get benefits

by Jed Kim and Leila Goldstein Mar 26, 2019
The new platform Alia allows gig workers to earn paid time off and some types of insurance.
Olivia Mejia, a house cleaner in Brooklyn, logs into the Alia platform on her phone. She has taken out life insurance and accident insurance through the platform.
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In a strong job market, some fed up workers are "ghosting" their employers

by Kai Ryssdal and Phoebe Unterman Dec 14, 2018
So many workers are disappearing without even a text message that they've caught the Fed's attention.
Commuters wait for trains at the Metro North Station in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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How temp workers became the norm in America

by Scott Tong Nov 15, 2018
10 years after the Great Recession companies have increased their dependence on non-permanent workers.
Nissan auto factory workers (from left to right) Eric Hearn, Travis Parks and Antonio Ivy. 
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Even the Bureau of Labor Statistics is confused about your employment situation

by Ali Oshinskie Oct 11, 2018
The gig economy is shrinking. Wait, what exactly is the gig economy?
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What it's like to hold multiple jobs

by Marielle Segarra Oct 5, 2018
The hours — and the fatigue — add up.
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Low pay and long hours: Staffing in the restaurant industry remains a challenge as sales grow

by Laine Kaplan-Levenson Jul 17, 2018
The National Restaurant association projects that sales will grow by 4 percent this year. Celebrity chefs and Instagram foodie streams all point to an industry on the upswing. But staffing restaurants isn’t easy these days. Susan Spicer runs three restaurants…
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For some workers, the economy looks good enough to take a chance on a new job

by Kimberly Adams Jul 11, 2018
More Americans are quitting their jobs nowadays, according to the latest numbers out from the Labor Department. The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) shows that in May, the “quits rate” hit its highest level in 17 years.  That…