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:
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.
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.
“Shiftgig is a way to make money on the side and that’s exactly what a college student needs.”
- Corrine, Shiftgig Specialist
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.
After realizing the stress of being in charge was no longer what she wanted, Monique Ross decided to look into a different employment opportunity she kept hearing about: Shiftgig.
It might be hard to believe but according to an Intuit study, by 2020 more than 43% of the American workforce will be independent workers, freelancers, contractors and temporary employees. That means in less than three years, almost 7.6 million people will rely on non full-time jobs, with that number only expected to grow.
After earning a degree in radio and broadcasting, Maurice struggled to find work and was often searching for odd jobs to help make ends meet.