NBC 29 – Senator Warner Meets with Central VA On-Demand Business Participants


Small business owners in Charlottesville have some new ideas to succeed online. They took part in a roundtable discussion Wednesday that included Virginia Senator Mark Warner (D).

Everyone at the day’s meeting works in the on-demand economy or “gig economy” in Charlottesville. That means they are the people driving Uber rides, or making a living through social media and internet platforms.

“The business of people around you; social media, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. All of that makes it so accessible for you to find employment, or in this case, look for somebody to hire,” said Moonlighting CEO Jeff Tennery.

The group of on-demand businesses and employers discussed how government should provide for people who no longer work a 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. job.

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By: Delia D’Ambra
Wednesday, August 29, 2015 3:15 PM EDT

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