When it comes to careers, a full-time job has been considered the norm in most countries. However, platform and tech companies such as Uber, Alibaba, and Google have started to undermine this long-established concept and have built their success on new business models that change the way many view work.
The industry these firms have built is often called the ‘gig economy’. Strictly speaking this is a catch-all term describing people that are not salaried employees, but work independently and get paid for each transaction or “gig” that they complete.
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