Category: Labor

Recent read: “Almost all the US jobs created since 2005 are temporary”

Fascinating short post on Quartz by Dan Kopf on the changing source of jobs. A highlight: “We find that 94% of net job growth in the past decade was in the alternative work category,” said Krueger. “And over 60% was due to the [the rise] of independent contractors, freelancers and contract company workers.” In other

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Is the “Dependent Contractor” Model the Future of the Gig Economy?

Ever since the rise of Uber, there has been quite a healthy debate about the distinction between an employee and a contractor. In almost all the U.S. writing on this topic, the term contractor is used generically to refer to all non-employee workers, but as everyone knows there are many kinds of contractors. It is quite a different thing for someone to

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