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.
“Shiftgig is a way to make money on the side and that’s exactly what a college student needs.”
- Corrine, Shiftgig Specialist
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.
According to the Harvard Business Review, proactively seeking advice is vital to developing leadership and decision-making skills. In this series we’ll talk to gig workers finding work using the Shiftgig app to hear what advice they have for other Specialists.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, over two million people in the United States worked as servers in 2017. And this likely won’t change any time soon — the foodservice and hospitality industries will always have a need for qualified, reliable and certified servers.
A majority of businesses that employ servers are looking for workers with experience — but what happens if you don’t have any? In this post, we’ll cover steps that will get you ready to land the serving job you want.
We asked Shiftgig Specialists late last year to share why they choose to be part of the on-demand workforce. With the end of the first quarter came another opportunity to connect with Specialists and ask them why gig work fits into their lifestyles. Whether it’s the flexibility, the ability to network, the stability of extra income or just the opportunity to meet new people, gig workers pursue these roles for different reasons. Here’s what they had to say:
At Shiftgig, we’re invested in developing solutions that create a great experience for those looking to work when they want, where they want. In the next few months, you’ll see app enhancements that improve the Specialist experience. We recently made a few updates to better our communication with our Specialists, detailed below.
First impressions mean a lot. For many gig workers, making a good first impression means wearing the right uniform. In most cases, Shiftgig clients expect workers to arrive in the appropriate uniform ready to work. To help you find the right uniforms, we rounded up links to affordable pieces commonly required for Specialists finding work through Shiftgig.
In the final part of our Shiftgig Specialist 101 series, we cover questions regarding improving your Shiftgig profile and interacting with clients. Make sure you check out Part 1 and Part 2 of this series.
In the first part of our Shiftgig Specialist 101 series, we highlighted candidate questions about the application and onboarding process. In Part 2, we’ll take a look at questions we often hear once Specialists start working.