Gig Economy

A gig economy is a free market system in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements. The term “gig” is a slang word meaning “a job for a specified period of time” and is typically used in referring to musicians.

Draw up ‘exit plan’ for gig workers, govt told

The government has been urged to develop an “exit plan” for full-time gig workers over concerns that many youths are…

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Gig-type work is the wave of the future, says economist

KUALA LUMPUR: After decades of public service in a top university, economist Prof Emeritus Barjoyai Bardai says he is now…

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Advice on side gigs, stress and starting a company

Juggling a business and a side hustle -- or a full-time job -- can add value for entrepreneurs who choose…

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Why this mindset is needed to revolutionize business

The gig mindset, or an "employee who blends freelancer thinking and behaving with employee status," can help companies break free…

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Where the freelance jobs will be in 2021

If you're looking to freelance full time or on the side in 2021, consider one from this list of the…

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Virgin Media hopes to lead Gig economy with ‘hyperfast’ speeds

Ultrafast suddenly sounds a little bit pedestrian, after Virgin Media used the term 'hyperfast' to big up its new broadband…

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Will “trust” economy replace “gig” economy?

As the pandemic has thrown the workplace into disarray, a lot of remote workers feel like they are autonomous gig…

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Size means little in the app economy

Tear up the rulebook, forget about what you learnt in Economics 101 and don’t bet on the market leader; the…

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Commentary: What the gig economy means for small businesses

Considering the recent rise of the gig economy, there are potential drawbacks small-business owners need to consider, writes Tom Popomaronis…

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Startups are giving ride-hailing drivers new ways to boost earnings

Drivers for ride-hailing services are earning less than they did four years ago, according to a JPMorgan Chase report, so…

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