Gig Economy Platforms Are Creating A New Class of Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneur – February 15, 2017

According to a report from Harvard and Princeton economists, nearly all of recent job growth — about 94 percent — is the result of alternative careers, freelancing, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO) businesses and the “gig economy.” Unskilled factory jobs have been relegated once-and-for-all to automation and robotics, and to a lesser degree offshoring. While manufacturing output in America has tripled over the past 30 years, the unskilled hourly jobs that used to dominate the industry are dwindling. Not only do today’s jobs require a different set of skills, today’s jobs require us to re-think what a “job” really is.

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