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Rise of the Gig Economy


In a story for the print edition of the Waterbury, CT Republican-American, Richard Hayes, associate professor of management and entrepreneurship at the Zarb School of Business, discusses the rise of the gig economy, where companies use web and mobile apps to connect contractors to work opportunities.  Just as Uber connects riders and drivers, some startups are now connecting snow plow operators to homeowners.

Dr. Hayes notes that the gig economy is changing how corporate America works. “There’s been so many debates about health care and commitments organizations have to make toward employees, a lot companies are rethinking their positions,” he noted. “A lot of individuals want more flexibility.”



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