Tech Republic: New tech-platform CareerGig offers traditional benefits to contract workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a massive toll on the American economy, forcing employers to furlough workers and spurring massive unemployment—more than a million new claims are now filed in the US each week. And as COVID-19 continues to spread, a huge contingent of American workers will continue to be affected, and be forced to find alternate sources of income.

A new global tech platform called CareerGig intends to address the problem, not only offering a space to connect employers and freelance workers, but to give workers some much-needed security: The chance to have benefits. And as COVID-19 has caused layoffs, it has also radically altered the concept of the workplace for professionals, with many employers instituting work-from-home policies, and the virtual workplace has become the new normal—so this kind of remote workplace appears well-suited for the current climate.

Read: New tech-platform CareerGig offers traditional benefits to contract workers

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