Tech at Work: DE&I at Facebook, Prop 22 and gig worker earnings

Hey, ya’ll. I’m experimenting with a bi-weekly roundup that looks at the state of labor in tech. We’ll use this space to explore topics related to diversity, equity and inclusion, the future of work, issues relating to pay equality, notable personnel changes and much more. This week, we’re looking at Facebook’s civil rights audit, a…

Wonolo Survey Shows Fear and Childcare Are The Main Obstacles For Gig Workers

Wonolo, the leading platform disrupting the temporary staffing industry, today released a report highlighting how COVID-19 is affecting gig workers. The report reveals gig workers face an array of obstacles that make it difficult for them to fully help the economy reopen. Top findings include: Childcare is the biggest obstacle to work About 23% of…

Uber UK launches Work Hub for drivers to find other gig jobs during COVID-19

Uber UK has launched a Work Hub for drivers to view a selection of temporary work opportunities with other companies as a way to supplement pandemic-hit ride-hailing earnings during the coronavirus crisis. The Work Hub sits within the Uber driver app and displays offers of work from third party providers — including jobs that involve…

New Study Reveals COVID-19 Impact on Hourly Workers

Bluecrew, the staffing technology platform connecting job seekers with W-2 protected hourly work, today released new survey results which indicate hourly workers are bearing the brunt of unemployment and uncertainty in the face of the COVID-19-fueled recession. The survey found hourly workers are filing for unemployment in greater numbers, face challenges in accessing government assistance,…

Upwork Pledges $1 Million in Grants for Covid-19 Projects

Upwork has announced the Work Together Talent Grants Program, an initiative designed to support projects with missions directly tied to mitigating COVID-19’s devastating impact on individuals, communities and economies everywhere. The program’s goal is to provide selected grantees working on coronavirus-related projects the highly skilled and talented independent workers who are critical to developing and…

How is PeoplePerHour dealing with remote working during Covid-19?

PeoplePerHour by nature is all about remote working. We empower collaboration in an efficient and cost-effective way. However, as a team, we’ve been used to collaborating in our offices and meeting up in person to work on the next campaign or product update. Given the current situation with Covid-19, we’re now two weeks into adopting…

How to Find, Hire & Protect Workers During a Pandemic

Americans are being advised to practice social distancing and, in some cases, shelter in place as COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the economy. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are out of work and worried about where their next paycheck will come from. Meanwhile, essential businesses are still open and are seeing an incredible spike…