Jeff Tennery: Is the Sharing Economy Creating Quality Jobs?
The CEO Moonlighting, the first on-demand mobile marketplace, on why short-term micro-jobs are here to stay and what we can do to improve their impact
With the rise of income marketplaces like Uber and Airbnb, people are trying to define what this part-time employment phenomenon should actually be called. Some are calling it the “sharing economy” or the “on-demand economy,” all in an attempt to describe this seismic shift in employment.
But thanks to the millennial generation, this change in employment status has become hip and cool. Hipsters from the latest generation have also coined it as the “gig economy” and are embracing the part-time status, rather than actively fighting it.