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More Than A Third Of U.S. Workers Are Freelancers Now, But Is That Good For Them?

More Than A Third Of U.S. Workers Are Freelancers Now, But Is That Good For Them? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rise of Uber, Lyft, Task Rabbit, Elance and other online labor marketplaces, combined with employers’ desire to lower payroll and insurance costs, has driven up the number of people cobbling together a living from freelancing.
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The Evolution Of The Employee - Forbes

The Evolution Of The Employee - Forbes | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


However with the freelancer economy, collaboration platforms, and new management approaches; employees are now starting to shape their own career paths and how they actually work.

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COMMENTARY: Age of independent worker arrives - Glens Falls Post-Star

COMMENTARY: Age of independent worker arrives - Glens Falls Post-Star | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


Meanwhile, others are eagerly embracing collaborative consumption and various digital platforms — such as Etsy and Airbnb — that enable the freelance economy to proliferate.

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America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work - Los Angeles Times

America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

For much of the past century, the Era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is the new normal

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Businesses keen to use new websites to recruit freelance employees - Columbus Dispatch

Businesses keen to use new websites to recruit freelance employees - Columbus Dispatch | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


And it's not just small businesses that are using the sites: Major corporations such as Unilever, Panasonic and Walt Disney Co.

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Cahootify - The World of Work is Changing

Cahootify - The World of Work is Changing | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Cahootify is the team-based recruitment and collaboration platform for freelancers, project leaders and employers in the fast-evolving world of work. Cahootify exists to help people do more of the work that they love. We want to help talented, dedicated and value-led people come together to make interesting, exciting, worthwhile projects happen - no matter how “commercial” or “social” those projects are. Our mission is to become a leading online talent acquisition and management platform - and the leading platform worldwide for sourcing or joining dynamic, flexible project teams. Cahootify - love work more! Click here to invest anything from £10 to £10,000 in our crowdfunding campaign and own a share of the business; we're raising £105,000 to help us improve and market the platform.
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A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens – review

A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens – review | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Too many jobs are now temporary and insecure: a new class, the 'precariat' is growing. Guy Standing has responded with an inspiring vision of a Good Society. By John Harris
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New 'sharing economy' offers opportunities, pitfalls - HeraldNet

New 'sharing economy' offers opportunities, pitfalls - HeraldNet | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Small-business owners most often leverage the power of the sharing economy through flexible workspaces, providing office and meeting facilities for far less cost than a traditional multiyear lease. Office Nomads in Seattle brands itself as a "Coworking Community" where members share not just space and amenities, but also build networks, bounce ideas off others and enjoy the camaraderie of the workplace.

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I’ve Got Proof Freelancers are Fueling the Sharing Economy

I’ve Got Proof Freelancers are Fueling the Sharing Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
I’ve been saying for a long time now that freelancers are building the sharing economy. But now I have the hard numbers that prove it.
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Freelancers are building the sharing economy

Freelancers are building the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
When someone puts their apartment up for rental on Airbnb or hails a car via Lyft, they’re participating in a dynamic new economy built around sharing.
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Comment: Journalism is changing but the sky isn't falling - SBS (blog)

Comment: Journalism is changing but the sky isn't falling - SBS (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Speaking of which, it’s never been easier for writers to support one another. Writing is a fundamentally solitary pursuit, but social media lets us stay in touch and organise collectively. The Crikey boycott is a great example. Writers like John Birmingham, Ben Law and Clem Ford, who are at the top of the freelance food chain, used their influence to intervene for those of us who are still climbing up the greasy pole. And where in the past pay rates were dirty little secrets guarded by a collective silence that advantaged publishers, today they’re freely shared and compared.

 
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Not only is the sky not falling, it's expanding -- with opportunity for more voices to be heard in the public sphere. Sure, you have to work at it, but if you have a good internet connection and a computer and a good story to tell, the digital soapbox can be yours.

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5 Reasons Why Coworking is Awesome

5 Reasons Why Coworking is Awesome | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The longer you sit sedentary in a cubicle farm, the faster your motivation approaches zero. Or at least that’s what happened to me. I was desperately craving a change of scenery so six months ago I applied to my employer’s "Work from Home" program.
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It's Time For The Sharing Economy To Become The Sharing Society

It's Time For The Sharing Economy To Become The Sharing Society | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It’s time for the independent workers to steer this new marketplace in a more sustainable direction that helps the people who make it run, not just the companies behind it.

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What is New Mutualism?

What is New Mutualism? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Do you set up your own home office or join a co-working community? Shop at a chain grocery store or a local food co-op? Bank or credit union?  

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Freelancers are building the sharing economy

Freelancers are building the sharing economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The sharing economy is not an app. It’s a mindset.
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Freelancers Union :: About Us

Freelancers Union :: About Us | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

We believe that this phenomenon, which we're calling 'new mutualism', is not just a fad. Rather it's the beginning of a movement that relies on sustainable, community-driven solutions to solve seemingly intractable problems.

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Euro Freelancers Launch the European Sharing Economy Coalition - Euro Freelancers

Euro Freelancers Launch the European Sharing Economy Coalition - Euro Freelancers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The European Sharing Economy Coalition is the first network to forge a unified voice, advocating for a truly functioning European Sharing Economy.
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The future of enterprise hiring: Humans are the new cloud - PandoDaily (blog)

The future of enterprise hiring: Humans are the new cloud - PandoDaily (blog) | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

But now, the second wave of freelance has arrived. Companies are learning there’s money to be made managing the worker bee cloud. Instead of just serving as the platform, they can charge extra to facilitate the matches and oversee the freelance work. In this way, freelance match-making businesses become like cloud providers, monitoring the machines and updating equipment to guarantee smooth service.

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Site offers tax answers for sharing economy freelancers

Site offers tax answers for sharing economy freelancers | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
1099.is is a new site that aims to answer users' questions about making money from the web.
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Economist, specialized in political economy and peer-to-peer dynamics; core member of the P2P Foundation