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State Lawmakers Taking More Interest in Portable Benefits for Gig-Economy Workers

By Brian Joseph, State Net Capitol Journal  |  May 17, 2023

The gig economy has transformed the world of work.

Gigs like working as an on-demand driver for Lyft or Uber, or as a freelance web developer on Fiverr, offer flexibility and autonomy not found in traditional nine-to-five jobs. Americans are flocking to them in droves.

More than a third of U.S. workers told Gallup that they participate in the gig economy in some capacity—and that survey was conducted in 2018, five years ago. Since then, of course, the trend has just accelerated, with the chaos of the pandemic rewarding agile workforces.

Read the rest of the story at State Net Capitol Journal. Used with permission.

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