Pew finds that nearly 25% of Americans earned some kind of income from the platform economy last year, in this new report.
Interested in writing about precarious work? Check out this call for papers.
Sharing, Solidarity & Sustainability
The CEO of Honor talks about why he founded a company to combine tech with home care, why they chose to make everyone a W-2 employee, and what they see in the future of human-centered business.
We’re missing out on the opportunity to start regulating the Internet of Things, because the federal government can’t decide which agency should lead.
What’s Going on in the Workforce
Yet another gig economy company changes its service fee/tipping policy, resulting in a cut in workers’ pay.
I mean, I guess if you’re eating at a restaurant that serves Pizza Hut instead of actual pizza, you won’t mind if you’re served by a robot instead of a human?
And while we’re on the subject of job-destroying automation, check out Amazon’s take on the cashier-less store.
Data scientists in Washington State want to talk about how to use their skills to help answer questions for social service & policy-based organizations.