The Gig is Up or Down
The gig economy continues to proliferate, providing countless part-time jobs for those seeking to supplement their income. But is it working? A 2017 Pew Research Center study found that nearly one in ten Americans has generated income using a digital platform, but 29 percent have performed work for which they did not receive payment, and 23 percent of Americans feel these jobs allow companies to take advantage of workers. Here are 12 popular employers of freelance workers ranked with the top contenders first, followed by those where you might want to proceed with caution.