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RESEARCH & BRIEFINGS

How Coronavirus Will Help Build the Workforce of the Future

 


COVID-19 is devastating. There is absolutely no question about that. But it has exposed more than just gaps in our health care system: It’s also creating opportunities outside of the traditional 9-to-5 that so many skilled workers are a fit for but haven’t been able to take advantage of because of their circumstances.

Not Your Average Gig

Landing a “gig” used to conjure thoughts of cover bands playing for a crowd of enthusiastic fans at the local dive bar. Not anymore. Today, it’s the independent contractors, self-employed citizens and freelancers who make up what is known as the gig economy, working in a wide array of industries, doing a variety of functions. Sure, there are drivers, graphic designers and writers; there are also C-suite executives and company founders. Regardless of what role they’re in, there’s a lot of them.