WHERE TO WATCH
New York State Senate to Examine Gig Economy
October 15, 2019
Jay Bregman, co-founder and CEO of Thimble, discusses the gig economy landscape ahead of his testimony in front of New York State Senators on the subject.
Comedy Star Ellie Kemper Wants You to Put Down Your Phone This Holiday Season
Nov 13, 2019
Softbank’s Pattern of Investing in Startups Relying on Contractors
The New York Times published a damning piece on Softbank investments Monday, calling out the company's Vision Fund for investing in companies heavily reliant on contract workers. Nathaniel Popper, Tech Reporter for The New York Times, joined Cheddar to discuss.
Oct 9, 2017
Are We Seeing the Death of the Gig Economy?
Stephen DeWitt, CEO of WorkMarket, discusses the differences between the gig and freelance economy, claiming that freelance work will reign supreme. DeWitt notes that freelance work thrives on highly skilled workers and our increasingly tech-connected workforce allows freelancers to work when they want to. We talk about the September jobs report, which saw the first decline in payrolls in 7 years. DeWitt adds that he mostly agrees with analysts - that the decline was a blip due to a difficult hurricane season. However, he notes that it is something that we must keep an eye on. We also speak with DeWitt about the rise of automation and what that means for human jobs, as it grows in popularity.
Nov 13, 2019
The Platform Onboarding Millions of Gig Economy Workers
Micah Rowland, COO of Fountain, breaks down his plan to help bolster the gig economy workforce.