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Why Restaurant Workers Make Good Gig Workers

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are more than 14 million restaurant industry employees working in the U.S.-- and by 2027, 1.6 million new restaurant jobs will be created. If you’re a current restaurant worker who loves the industry and wants to pick up a side gig in a similar field, a smörgåsbord of opportunities await.

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The Life of an Event Ambassador

For the past several years, Shiftgig Specialists have helped staff some of the biggest and most exciting conventions of the year. From auto shows to beauty events to technology conferences, our Specialists have been there. With more than 200 major convention centers in the U.S., the need for staff, also known as event ambassadors, is growing larger every year.


This year we placed a Shiftgig team at a few large conventions specifically to learn about the event ambassadors who work in this industry. Here’s what we uncovered:

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Advice for Gig Workers, by Gig Workers Part 3: First Impressions Matter

In this series, we talked to Shiftgig Specialists who offered advice for other gig workers. One Specialist, who has worked more than 150 hospitality shifts in New York since August 2016, stood out among all the others. He’s been recognized by four clients as an All Star -- because of these impressive credentials, we knew he’d have great tips to share.

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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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