An Introduction to the Gig Economy: Part 2 – Where are we now?

[Post by K.M. Lowe, Writer & Corporate Communicator]

…continued from Part 1: How did we get here?

The last post described the different generations of the past 100 years and how the millennials are changing the way we think about work. The world is moving into a talent economy or on-demand gig economy, pushed partly by technology and its demands but also by Generation Y and the millennials’ attitudes toward life and work.

Back in 2014, Dollars & Sense magazine published, “The Rise of the Gig Economy.” The article explained, “Growing numbers of Americans no longer hold a regular ‘job’ with a long-term connection to a particular business. Instead, they work ‘gigs’ where they are employed on a particular task or for a defined time, with little more connection to their employer than a consumer has with a particular brand of chips.”

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