At the end of 2019 before the pandemic became widespread in the US, opinion research firm CivicScience began tracking work from home productivity. Since the start of the pandemic, the data around WFH has undergone quite the evolution and most workers are considered more productive. The report shows 35- to 54-year-olds are the most likely to enjoy working from home, while 18- to 24-year-olds like it the least.
Greg is CEO of CareerGig, host of the Agile World podcast, and author of The Agile Consumer. The freelance economy is currently contributing $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, growing 22% since 2019. This rapid growth was already developing before Covid-19 became widespread,…
We talked to Greg Kihlström of CareerGig about the freelance economy and COVID-19.
We’ve all been affected by the “gig economy” one way or another. This might be through the way we travel (Uber or Lyft), buy our groceries (Instacart) or hire any number of other services. Or, for an increasing number of workers in the United States and around the world, the gig economy may contribute to some or all of their income.
Freelancing, job stability, platforms, insurance, retirement, networking, Greg and I talk about all this and more in this episode.
Working from home can feel like a dream come true after many years of commuting to a shared office space, with all its constraints, distractions and lack of privacy -- not to mention dealing with traffic or public transportation. However, a few months in, newly-minted work-from-homers may be finding themselves with the realization that their new situation has its hazards as well.
One of the most basic tasks of any civilization is the creation of jobs. It’s why Henry Ford’s revolutionary assembly line was one of the most influential inventions of all time. It is also why the unemployment rate is so high, and has been since the turn of the millennium.
The idea behind this startup: CareerGig is a technology platform and ecosystem that matches freelance and contract workers to top employers.
The way things have been done in the past means nothing in today’s age. Becoming an adult during a global pandemic requires us to do things differently. I must remind myself to be patient and flexible and that the path that most follow is not the only path.
Whether you’ve lost your job during the pandemic or simply need a more flexible schedule because the kids are stuck at home, a new local company may be able to connect you with your next career.