#1. White-collar workers adopting gig economy habits
Young workers are driving a change in employment, according to new research by Deloitte. They found that the principles of the gig economy, such as flexible working hours and on-demand shifts, are being taken up by white-collar workers in Silicon Valley. America will reach 42 million contractors, freelancers and other gig workers this year – three times the 2017 total. The flexibility is popular with employers, who can operate with a smaller permanent staff and add contract workers at crunch times, but it suits workers too, some of whom have full-time jobs. They are motivated by adding a range of experiences to boost their employment profiles, rather than building up years with one firm.
💡 The gig economy is here and it’s here to stay. On top of their full-time jobs, young and white-collar workers use the gig economy to earn more money and enjoy more flexibility.