The phrase “gig economy” was first used after the financial crisis in early 2009, according to the Financial Times. With the explosive success of companies like Uber and Airbnb during that time, gig work became synonymous with ridesharing and other short-term arrangements. Since then, companies like Upwork and Fiverr have emerged, connecting freelancers with available work.
The latest gig economy news highlights how freelancing and other forms of contingent labor are influencing not only how people work but the impact it has on cities and businesses. Explore how in these top news articles.