Gig Economy

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Gig Workers Were Supposed to Get Unemployment Benefits. They Haven’t Received Any Yet.

It is a not-very-well kept secret that the gig economy exploits workers. Companies like Lyft, Uber, DoorDash and Instacart are all valued at billions of […]


Freelancers in Philly Apparently Have It Good, New Study Shows

A whopping 57.3 million Americans are freelancing nowadays. That’s about 36 percent of the U.S. workforce. And though freelancers are apparently making it work — […]


How to Take UberPOOL and Not Kill the Other Passenger

If you took an UberX this weekend, you probably found yourself staring at an Uber app that looked a lot like this: If that confused […]


UberPOOL Launching in Philly on Friday

Ready to share that Uber with a complete stranger? If so, you’ll be looking at a much cheaper ride. UberPOOL is launching on Friday in Philadelphia. It allows riders to […]


Check Out Uber’s New Southwest Philly Office

Uber has opened a new office in Southwest Philly, which will help to better serve the company’s approximately 12,000 drivers in the region, according to […]


Uber Lowers Prices in 100 Cities, but Not Philly

Uber has announced that it’s lowering prices in 100 cities in the United States and Canada — but Philadelphia isn’t one of them. A spokesman […]


Uber, Lyft Drivers Can Now Unionize in Seattle. Could Philly Be Next?

Seattle has become the first American city to pass an ordinance allowing Uber and Lyft drivers to unionize. As is the standard in the sharing or […]


Meet the Queen of Airbnb in Philly

Jen Jordan is arguably Philadelphia’s busiest Airbnb host. She drives around the city — from Fishtown to Fairmount to South Philly — cleaning bathrooms, making […]


Target Now Offering Curbside Pickup in Philly

Love Target but hate the lines, the long walks through the store and products you don’t need haunting you — eventually making you spend much more […]


Be Your Own Boss: 5 Philadelphians Killing It in the Gig Economy

One-third of all working people are now self-employed. We spoke with a handful of local entrepreneurs about the freedom and frustrations of their on-demand jobs.