The Gig Economy: Understanding Side Hustles vs. Moonlighting
More than one in three employees has a side job. Alexandria Jacobson speaks with Project Co-Director, Joseph Fuller, on how tech companies are adapting to the future of work.
"Whether they like it or not, company leaders need to recognize that their full-time employees might want side hustles or moonlight gigs. One in three Americans have a side hustle, according to a 2021 survey of 2,001 employees by Zapier, and Upwork says that number is even higher with 59 million Americans — or 36 percent of the workforce — freelancing in 2021, according to its “Freelance Forward 2021” study, surveying 6,000 U.S. working adults.
Even as gig work becomes more commonplace, there are best practices that employees who want to side hustle or moonlight should consider in order to manage both their full-time work and side jobs. Experts in HR and business, as well as tech employees with side gigs, share their advice on how to take on a side hustle or start moonlighting."
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