How the Gig Economy Impacts the Future of Work

Mar 12, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Speakers

Eric Lesser

Massachusetts State Senate

The rise of the gig economy is giving professionals freedom to build their careers on their terms, forgoing traditional bosses and the nine to five workday. More and more companies are tapping into independent workers expecting them to be flexible, autonomous, and earning money in a way that fits their lifestyle. Technology is powering careers that allow individuals to work when and how they choose. eBay provides a platform for entrepreneurs to start an online business and Upwork offers a website where clients can find top freelancers. Is this gig mentality the future of work? How does the independent work model impact public policy, and how do we see this evolving in the years to come?

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate