When the concept of the gig economy was first introduced in the United States, it was meant to serve as a springboard for workers to make extra income as they recovered from the 2008 financial crisis. Offering some compelling benefits such as flexibility in work schedule and monetizing assets that were at their fingertips, it’s easy to see why the gig economy took off among American workers.
But what was once a beacon for work autonomy has now met its fair share of challenges in the U.S. labor market. Yet even with the gig economy’s problems, U.S. workers still want to reap the benefits of what it was originally intended to be. Not to mention, now more than ever U.S. workers want flexible careers after the remote environment that was accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
All hope isn’t lost as a new concept emerges that will better suit the needs of the new American workforce: The flex labor economy.
Simply put, the flex…