“Almost all US jobs created between 2005 to 2015 have been temporary, Quartz reports. “Alternative work” accounted for 94% of new jobs during that period — with the biggest increases coming from freelancers, independent contractors, and contract company workers (who work at a business but are paid by an outside firm). The shift could be positive for workers seeking flexibility, Princeton economist Alan Krueger notes, but may spell trouble for the future of full-time, stable positions.”


In Australia, we see a similar shift (see Foundation for Young Australian’s New Work Order report), coupled with the rise of gig economy channels such as Airtasker, Uber and the like. Would this be a way forward for young people experiencing homelessness and how they connect with employment?


Food for thought.


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