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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