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Gigs Shift Power to Workers
The gig economy gives individuals more power over their personal earning potential. Even full-time employees have more opportunities than ever to augment their income with side work, making them less reliant on their employers for financial success.
That’s a difficult shift for many traditional employers, which are used to having a lot of economic control over their workers.
Forbes contributor Diane Mulcahy, who wrote The Gig Economy: The Complete Guide to Getting Better Work, Taking More Time Off, and Financing the Life You Want, discussed the topic in a recent interview with JOBTALK Founder Krystal Hicks.
“More employees have side gigs and no longer rely on their employers for 100% of their income,” said Hicks, who is the former manager of U.S. talent acquisition for the Lindt chocolate company and former director of career services at the University of New Hampshire. “They’re earning money outside their full-time job, and that changes the power dynamic.”
Did You Know?
You might think of gig work as a millennial trend, research by Gallup Inc. revealed that it's Baby Boomers who dominate the gig workforce. Approximately 1 in 3 Boomers has a gig as a primary job, while only 26% of Millennials and 27% of Gen Xers do.
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