U.S. Gig Workers Hit Hard by COVID-19

Flourish, a global venture capital firm focused on early-stage fintech investments that enhance financial health, today unveiled The Digital Hustle: Gig Worker Financial Lives Under Pressure, United States Spotlight. The report is based on surveys of 700 gig workers across five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.  The United States Spotlight is fifth in a series of Flourish’s year-long global study of…

Human Capital: The battle over the fate of gig workers continues

Welcome back to Human Capital, where we unpack the latest in tech labor and diversity and inclusion. This week, we’re looking at the latest developments in the battle over the classification of gig workers, the rise of labor unions in tech and and Instagram’s latest move to be woke. Human Capital will soon be available…

Employee verification platform for gig-economy gets funding

Vetty.co, a provider of an AI-based employee verification platform for gig-economy marketplaces and enterprises announced it is raising a Pre-Series A round of $4M USD. 3Lines Venture Capital, a previous investor in the company, will be leading this round by upping its own target investment of $1M USD.  The Pre-Series A financing builds on a successful year…

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…

Wonolo: Gig Workers Seeing 25% Increase In Work At Essential Businesses

Wonolo, a temporary staffing industry platform, has launched an economic indicator to help businesses and workers identify bright spots in the U.S. economy. The Essential Business Growth Indicator shows that since just before the U.S declared COVID-19 a public health emergency on January 311 to April 1: Gig workers continue to be a lifeline for essential businesses – the amount…

GigSmart Launches Health Benefits Marketplace for Gig Workers

GigSmart, a staffing solution connecting businesses with available workers, announced a partnership with Stride, the leading benefits platform for gig and independent workers, to offer its 160,000+ Get Gigs users access to affordable health, dental, vision, and life insurance.   “With concerns related to coronavirus growing, we want our Get Gigs users to know they can rely…