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In This Report, You’ll Learn
Three types of irregular employees.
Three avenues that employees use to engage in gig work.
The role that public job markets can play in a gig economy.
Where to find the full 63-page report.
This executive summary outlines recommendations aimed at strengthening opportunities for gig workers — and America’s rising gig economy. It supplements a
full report, which shares feedback and findings gathered from 25 workforce bodies across the country. Table of Contents
One promising option for building a better gig economy? Public job markets
Supporting public markets for America’s irregular workers would give public workforce entities an opportunity to improve conditions, pay and benefits. In turn, these workers will be better positioned to provide for their children and families.
Findings & Stats
A Common Option
More than a third of America’s workforce may already be in irregular employment, according to an estimate by the U.S. Government Accountability Office.
Gig workers are deployed and paid as required rather than having steady hours and earnings
Gig workers typically have limited employer-provided benefits and opportunities for job progression or skill-building.
Statements & Quotations
Public workforce entities can play a key role in improving opportunities for the increasing number of Americans working in the fast-growing gig economy.
Irregular work is likely to continue to expand, and the workforce system will have to respond to remain relevant.
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