According to a study by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one of the reasons people enjoy working in the gig economy is the variety of opportunities. Shiftgig partners with clients in several industries so Specialists have access to a diverse set of flexible shifts. We spoke to nine Specialists about their experience working with our clients -- here’s what they had to say:
From technology’s impact on the recruitment industry to the growing Chicago technology scene, we’re sharing the technology news you should know (and share with your colleagues) this week.
This series will typically only feature news from other thought leaders in the gig economy, but this post is a little bit different. Last week Shiftgig was in the news for two exciting reasons: first, we moved into our new Chicago headquarters and second, Mayor Rahm Emanuel stopped by for a ribbon cutting and Q&A with employees. So this week, we’ll share some industry news, as well as some coverage from our office move and Mayor’s visit.
Shiftgig celebrated the opening of our new Chicago headquarters last week at 1 N. State Street and centralizing all operations in our hometown. With the new space spanning 23,773 square feet, we’re making room for all the new Shiftgig employees expected to join our team in the next year.
Until recently, gig work was usually only associated with applications like Uber, Doordash, Grubhub, Postmates or other on-demand B2C services. However, gig work is now making its way into large enterprises that must examine how this new population fits into their talent strategies. We’ve outlined three common roadblocks for businesses making their way through this new world of work: