128 The Gig Economy Will DOUBLE In The Next Years… What Now? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

June 13, 2017

"A gig economy is an environment in which temporary positions are common and organizations contract with independent workers for short-term engagements.

The trend toward a gig economy has begun. A study by Intuit predicted that by 2020, 40 percent of American workers would be independent contractors. There are a number of forces behind the rise in short-term jobs. For one thing, in this digital age, the workforce is increasingly mobile and work can increasingly be done from anywhere, so that job and location are decoupled. That means that freelancers can select among temporary jobs and projects around the world, while employers can select the best individuals for specific projects from a larger pool than that available in any given area."
(Source: http://whatis.techtarget.com/definition/gig-economy)

The gig economy is expected to DOUBLE its numbers in the next years.

This number raises some serious questions about how we can protect ourselves as a software developer and how earning money will change.

What can we expect from this gig economy? What will happen if this gig economy becomes bigger and bigger?

Watch this video and find out!

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