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'Gig' Economy Spreads Broadly

Fri Mar 25 17:15:48 EDT 2016 | The Wall Street Journal
Uber drivers aren’t the only “gig” workers rattling the U.S. economy. Older workers, especially women, increasingly are filling in as contractors across a range of traditional industries, from highway inspectors to health aides. As companies look to shed noncore tasks and government budgets come under strain, an expanding share of the workforce has come untethered from stable employment and its attendant benefits and job protections....

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'Gig' Economy Spreads Broadly
-The Wall Street Journal
Uber drivers aren’t the only “gig” workers rattling the U.S. economy. Older workers, especially women, increasingly are filling in as contractors across a range of traditional indu..
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