The Gig Economy Desk
162 million people, or 30% of the workforce, across the US and the EU-15 countries are gig workers. In 2018, the total spending on the gig economy around the world reached a staggering $4.5 trillion. Meanwhile in the US, 80% of large companies are planning to switch to a “flexible workforce”.
Widespread shutdown orders have devastated rideshare drivers’ livelihoods during the pandemic. And a recent glitch means many UberEats drivers have lost out on tips that they rely on to survive.