COVID-19 and the gig economy
The pandemic is killing jobs but also creating new opportunities for freelancers. But is the shake-up in the labour market leading to a world of temps and zero hour contracts?
Is the pandemic a spur to a world of temps and zero hour contracts? Hundreds of thousands of people have been losing their jobs during the crisis. Many are turning to the gig economy to boost their income. Should we welcome the acceleration of the move away from conventional employment? Evan Davis and guests discuss the pros and cons of the expanding gig economy.
Xenios Thrasyvoulou, CEO of People Per Hour
Lorna Davidson, CEO of Red Wigwam
Matthew Taylor, CEO of the Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
and Ed Cross, self-employed courier for Hermes