Quality work on the fringes

Stabilizing the Gig Economy

Pre-pandemic, 35% of adults were reliant on uncertain employment. In 2021: 50%? We enable public agencies to sustainably support this hard-pressed population.

.

Employment is fragmenting. Odd hours of work through platforms like Uber are just the tip of an iceberg. Tens of millions of corporate W2 employees don’t know next week’s hours or pay. Ad-hoc work in the informal economy is bigger than “gigging” through platforms.

Any public agency may be able to initiate a regional, large-scale, market for all types of irregular work. It can be based around protections, control, stability, ladders into jobs, and alignment with local economic needs. The technology required was developed in UK government programs. Funded by national and state philanthropies, award-winning launch in the US has started in Los Angeles County.

Click on cuttings throughout this site to see full articles.

3-minute read