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…

SF survey addresses gig workers’ concerns amid COVID-19 pandemic

With the novel coronavirus pandemic posing an ongoing threat to people’s health, especially the health of essential workers, San Francisco is conducting a survey to learn more about the issues gig workers are facing during this time. The results of this survey, which should be available within four to six weeks, will help shape local…

NYC is offering gig workers delivery jobs during COVID-19 pandemic

To help gig workers make ends meet during these times of job insecurity amid COVID-19, New York City is offering gig workers who are licensed with the TLC to help with delivery work. While the demand for drivers is currently small, NYC says it expects demand for meal delivery to senior citizens and other residents…

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…

Gig workers have created a tool to offer mutual aid during COVID-19 pandemic

Despite cities and states across the nation ordering people to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, gig workers are still out there delivering food to people and giving them rides for essential errands. Some companies have begun offering paid sick leave to workers but there’s more to be done, according to Gig Workers Collective….

San Francisco’s shelter-in-place order does not apply to gig workers

Earlier today, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced a shelter-in-place order in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. The order legally requires people to stay home as much as possible unless it’s essential that they leave to do things like go to the grocery store, buy gas or go to the pharmacy. So,…

How Uber, Lyft, Seamless and more are addressing taxed gig economy workers

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis is going to prove a major test of the gig economy. Already an ever-increasingly important part of our daily lives, grocery and food delivery services along with ride-hailing apps are going to play a fundamental role in helping individuals enact government-recommended social distancing. More often than not, however, these workers get…