The slang is “gig jobs.” Technically speaking platform jobs is the proper term. It’s a new economic reality, a job market revolution of sorts. Between 2012 and 2015 some 10.3 million Americans started earning income through web-based platforms like Uber and Airnb.
The 10.3 million is more people than live in the entire state of Georgia. Even more staggering is that it now equals 6.5% of the total U.S. workforce. There are insurance possibilities for insurers and for independent insurance agents.
Gig jobs — says a study by JPMorgan Chase Institute — are easier to land. That’s why they’re so popular.
• They are mostly used to supplement income.
• Most gig jobbers are younger and in the 25 to 34 age group.
• The average monthly income from a gig job is $2,800.
JPMorgan’s study also says the increase in the last three-years for these gig jobs is 47%. That is driving the number of gig job providers like Uber and Airbnb.
Another factor is that gig jobs are growing but people don’t seem to be quitting their — dare we say — day jobs to do these jobs.
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