Over the last few years, the term “Gig Economy” has become a general term, which in its conception was aimed at some form of start-up or accelerator environment, however the “Gig” actually refers to the transient nature of the work, temporary or short term nature. In 2017, the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that the US economy had some 55 million participants and that approximately 36% of workers in the US took part in gig work in some way and a staggering
Back in 1996, when I finally escaped secondary school at the age of 16, I can remember starting to look for work, any work. I had around 9 months or so to fill before my start date with the RAF which was just after my 17th Birthday.
I can remember applications going in to training organisations, shops, even my local football club and all going to the same place for all of these businesses, the "PERSONNEL" department. Back in the day, as I am sure a number of you will remember