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Gig jobs are suddenly looking more secure amid coronavirus

By Quartz

The COVID-19 crisis is creating more gig work opportunities and forcing companies to address the well-being of workers, reports Quartz.

Job postings in the US related to food delivery have risen 78% from 2017 and for transportation and storage 36%.

E-commerce giant Amazon announced it would hire another 100,000 workers in the US and raise pay for workers in the US, Canada, and Europe.

The pandemic has redefined the relationship between the workers and companies like DoorDash, Postmates, and UberEats, among several others across the globe.

These companies now have to think first about how to provide basic levels of protection to the workers by providing masks, hand sanitizers, and especially sick pay which wasn't an option previously.


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