The Gig Economy Is Upon Us and ShiftPixy Is Ready for It

From government officials to think tanks, everybody is trying to understand what the gig economy is. It refers to the contractors and freelancers. It is believed that by 2020, at least 40% of the workforce in this country will be self-employed. That means they will be gig workers. Whether or not this exact percentage will be correct remains to be seen, but it is undeniable that there has been a tremendous increase in the number of people who have to fill in Schedule C of IRS 1099, which means they are self-employed. ShiftPixy is a mobile app that brings these workers and those who require them for work together.


ShiftPixy and the Gig Economy


A number of studies have been completed in just how widespread the gig economy is. It ranges from 30% of 50%. The exact figure doesn’t really matter. What matters is that we will soon have a highly flexible workforce and it is important that businesses understand how this will affect the hiring landscape. There are a couple of things in particular to be aware of and ShiftPixy has integrated all of these elements in their app. They are:


  1.  That the modern worker is part of the tech generation. In fact, does just answering the workforce have had technology available to them all their life. This means current workers must adapt if they are to remain relevant.
  2.  That the baby boomers are not yet retiring. Seniors or infect starting their own businesses and pursuing new careers. They like to remain active and are a real competition within the gig economy.
  3.  That women finally have a voice. Women are finally taking on the leadership roles that they have been waiting for. In fact, some 870 million women worldwide have started new businesses or entering the workforce. Those are 870 million people were not in the workforce just 18 years ago.
  4.  That our world is now a local. This means it is completely connected and wired. Because of this interconnectedness, the domination is shifting away from western culture and ideas. Instead, people are having to pay attention to local cultures.
  5.  That people continue to want to live in urban areas because cities have the greatest opportunities.
  6.  That social networking and mobile apps are the way of the future. Everything is now done from this type of technology, which includes finding work for gig economists.
  7.  people take responsibility for their own actions. They do not expect companies or governments to protect them anymore because they also do not offer any protection to employers. They want to be able to come and go as they please, working as and when it’s convenient for them.


Shiftpixy delivers a system in which all of this can be brought together. Through a simple to use an intuitive platform that is fully compliant with all relevant regulations, employers can list any shifts they have available, while workers, known as shifters, can respond to those messages that they are interested in.