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Feature Focus: A Brand New Way to Enter Hours

We’re excited to announce the upcoming release of a new feature in our app that significantly improves worker check in and check out. This update changes the way workers record hours and ensures they’re paid accurately. This feature focus post details the benefits and changes of the verified timekeeping for both clients and workers.

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The One Skill Gig Workers Need. (And It Might Surprise You.)

Jobs in the gig economy encompass a broad range of skills and experiences. Some gig jobs require specialized or technical skills, ranging from being technical savvy to having social media management experience. Others may require a strong set of soft skills. For example, a front desk attendant needs good interpersonal skills and a dog walker should love dogs. While technical skills and experience are important, “ soft skills matter when it comes to career advancement.”
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How to Become a Cashier Without Any Previous Experience

With over three million people employed in the United States as cashiers, opportunities like this are vast. Cashiers work in restaurants, retail establishments or concessions and while these locations differ, the position requirements are often the same. But what if you don’t have any experience? We’re here to help. Follow these four steps to land the cashier job you want and make some extra cash.

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Feature Focus: The New and Improved Home Screen

Recently released, the new-and-improved home screen will make finding work easier than ever. We’re excited to announce this update as the latest in our Feature Focus series because it will give workers more visibility into the types of work available to them and a more intuitive way to find available openings. Read below to learn more about the home screens features.

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Advice for Gig Workers, By Gig Workers Part 2: Always Be Prepared

In the first part of our gig worker advice series we spoke with a Shiftgig Specialist who shared how “being your own brand” leads to success in the gig economy. In the second installment of this series we sat down with a Specialist who has been picking up hospitality and experiential marketing shifts since 2014. Because of her broad experience, she’s learned valuable tips she wants to share with other gig workers.

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Are You the Perfect Gig Worker and You Don't Even Know it?

In the United States alone, there are four million gig workers with that number expected to grow to almost eight million by 2020. With its growing popularity, misnomers about working in the gig economy have emerged. Findings from our 2018 Profile of a Gig Worker report uncovered some new truths about being a gig worker. In fact, you might even be the perfect gig worker but you don’t even know it.

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Five Ways to Soak Up the Summer and Make Money Through Gig Work

With the official start of summer last Thursday, many people want to get out and enjoy it as much as possible. Through gig work you can experience everything summer has to offer -- and get paid doing it. Below are five ways you can enjoy the summer and make money by finding a side hustle with Shiftgig.

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Four Reasons Why Gig Work is For You

It’s estimated by Intuit that by 2020, 43% of the workforce will be working independently as freelancers or gig workers. Currently independent workers make up about 34% of the workforce, with this group expected to get much bigger in the years to come. If you’re wondering why so many people are choosing to have a side hustle, here are four reasons.

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Here's a Way to Find the Best Side Gigs for College Students

Shiftgig is a way to make money on the side and that’s exactly what a college student needs.”

- Corrine, Shiftgig Specialist

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How to Become a Cook Without Any Experience

At any restaurant, cooks are the backbone of the business. They’re in charge of many things: preparing quality food, maintaining the kitchen's pace, managing a team of diverse roles -- all things that ultimately have an effect on the rest of the staff including servers, bartenders and hosts.

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