Tag: economy

The Gig Economy and Sourcers

So much of what we read these days about the gig economy is Uber-specific. Truly Uber specific. There’s this perception that Gig is synonymous with the Millennial generation.  That it accommodates their need for flexibility and freedom. And also, the current interpretation simplifies the gig workforce, puts it in a nice box of people looking to be drivers or daycare providers. I daresay that’s…

The Gig Economy – Where Uber Drivers All Drive Teslas

In 2013, a Tesla burst into flames when it ran over a metal object. Then it happened again a few weeks later.  A federal investigation was launched and within four months, it was closed. Why? How? Tesla quickly determined should debris hit the car’s battery pack when the chassis was lowered at highway speeds—well, it would catch fire. The company simply and swiftly updated…

5 Things to Know About the Economy This Week

"Today's report shows the U.S. labor market still has tremendous momentum," Andrew Chamberlain, chief economist at employment site Glassdoor, said in a research note Friday. "With 280,000 new jobs and unemployment essentially unchanged at 5.5 …