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Gig Workers

“Gig workers” are workers who work on what is colloquially referred to as gigs, that is, short-term engagements, tasks, projects, or jobs.  Gig workers work in a nonpermanent temporary capacity and are not contractually bound for long-term employment with the company. They include independent contractors, consultants, freelancers, or other outsourced workers who are hired on a per-project basis. These workers offer their services to a company in exchange of a fee, unlike traditional employees who receive a salary. They work on-demand, and not necessarily full-time. They have more autonomy and flexibility over their work and work life but do not receive benefits and/or stock options, and are generally treated like less stable sources of employment. 

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