Online Learning Update

October 24, 2019

Universities Should Be Preparing Students for the Gig Economy

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:10 am

Diane Mulcahy, Harvard Business Review
How well do universities prepare students to work independently in the Gig Economy? Today’s graduates are joining a workforce where the Gig Economy — including consultants, independent contractors, freelancers, side giggers, and on-demand workers — makes up an estimated 30-40% of the U.S. workforce. They’re also facing an economy in which alternative work arrangements are growing faster than traditional full-time jobs, and are only projected to keep growing. The recent news that the majority of Google’s workforce is made up of independent and temporary workers rather than full-time employees is just one example of the rapid transformation of the corporate workforce.

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