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The Great Resignation Has Caused A Perfect Storm For The Gig Economy

The Great Resignation Has Caused A Perfect Storm For The Gig Economy

The Great Resignation Has Caused A Perfect Storm For The Gig Economy

The Great Resignation Has Caused A Perfect Storm For The Gig Economy

Excerpt from forbes.com

As if the pandemic was not enough, the American job market has just experienced the most significant job loss numbers in over fifty years, leading to what many now refer to as the “great resignation”. When looking closer, it’s not at all strange that the gig economy has now tripled its growth rate in the last year. 

The Age Dynamics Have Shifted

Dylan, who always tells the story of how his father and elder brother had constantly taunted him about “getting a real job” even after he started making 7-figures from his digital marketing business, is excited that now the older generation is beginning to understand that sitting in front of a computer all day is as real a job as it gets. 

“Everyone seems to get it now even grandpas and grandmas are getting involved after the entire country had to work remotely for months.” Dylan explains. “There has been a considerable uptick in the number of Generation Xers getting involved.” 

The Digital Economy Has Skyrocketed

The pandemic shut down most parts of the gig economy that involved physical presence; the Uber drivers, Personal Delivery Assistants, and people in errand services were affected just as much as regular workers. This led many people to explore other ways of making money and keeping busy, and most landed in front of a screen, acquiring and marketing digital skills. 

The result is that many people who were previously in other parts of the gig-economy have now moved to start offering digital services, and this number is not reducing. 

 

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