The gig economy exploded in 2020. In fact, participation in the gig economy increased by a whopping 33%., mainly due to the COVID -19 pandemic. As COVID-19 vaccines become readily available and the economy stabilizes, what will happen to the gig economy post-pandemic in 2021?
The gig economy will play a key role In COVID -19 vaccinations. In 2021, you will see ride-sharing and delivery platforms offer their services to ensure millions of people receive the COVID -19 vaccine. Lyft has announced free or discounted rides to vaccination sites in at-risk populations. Fares will be subsidized by corporate and nonprofit partners as part of their social impact initiative. (JDSupra- Legal News)
In 2021, temporary nursing positions and per diem CNAs will continue to be one of the most popular gig economy jobs in the country. One report said that currently the need for skilled nursing work is “almost limitless” and will continue for the foreseeable future. (JDSupra- Legal News)
The gig economy might experience more regulation, including the possibility of unions and broadening retirement options. (Courier Hacker)
By 2021 the gig economy will surge, resulting in 9.2 million Americans joining the gig workforce.
Fewer workers will go back to a 9-5 routine. Working remotely in 2020 proved one thing: you can work from home, still be productive (if not more productive for some), and earn a living. (Yahoo! News)
Financial planners, healthcare providers, and insurance companies have begun rolling out new products and services designed to serve online workers with healthcare insurance. (Yahoo! News)