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Steady , a groundbreaking platform building a better future for America's workforce, today unveiled its inaugural Steady Gig Employment Index that highlights never before revealed earnings data for one of America’s fastest growing employment classes - the gig worker. As part of Steady’s growing commitment to today’s gig employment worker, the Steady Gig Employment Index highlights proprietary earnings data from tens of...
prAna, creator of the  Clothing for Positive Change  movement and maker of stylish, versatile, and sustainably-made apparel, announced today the launch of their  Dream Job Promotion . Through this program, prAna is seeking one courageous person who is willing to quit their day job to pursue their passion. To entice them to take the leap, prAna is offering $100,000 to jumpstart their new career and get their dreams off...
Upwork , the largest freelancing website, today released its newest quarterly index of the hottest skills in the U.S. freelance job market. The Upwork Skills Index ranks the site’s 20 fastest-growing skills in a quarterly series. It sheds light on new and emerging skills and provides real-time validation of current trends in the labor market and tech industry. According to a new  report , nearly half (48%) of hiring managers agree...
Here's a look at whats making news in the remote world. Pizza Party Planning Service for Remoters In what is truly a sign of the popularity of remote work, a digital agency called  Planetary  has launched a new service called Pizzatime to arrange virtual pizza parties for companies with far-flung employees. The service will ask for a date and the expected number of attendees for the remote meeting. It will then provide an...
Here's a list of articles that caught our eye recently about remote work. Give them a read. MORE STARTUPS ARE LAUNCHING WITH DISTRIBUTED WORKFORCE Mary Meeker’s latest Internet Trends Report shows that 5% of the American labor force works remotely (nearly double the 3% in 2000), representing over 8 million Americans. Also, nearly 50% of the US workforce has spent at least some time working remotely.  Read more...