ShiftPixy founder Scott Absher is certain a reckoning is coming for gig-economy platforms that hire contractors to pinch pennies. Lydia Belanger Published 6:00 am PDT, Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Photo: Nisian Hughes | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 … [Read more...] about Why This Entrepreneur Thinks Uber Drivers Should Be His Employees
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Hillary Hoffower, provided by Published 1:03 pm PDT, Sunday, July 8, 2018 Spencer Platt/Getty College tuition and student-loan debt are higher than ever. College is expensive for many reasons, including a surge in demand, an increase in financial aid, a lack of state funding, a need for more faculty members and money to pay them, and ballooning student services. … [Read more...] about College is more expensive than it’s ever been, and the 5 reasons why suggest it’s only going to get worse
COLUMBUS, Ohio—William Camper searched for jobs for six years after being released from an Ohio prison in 2011. He had spent more than a decade behind bars for selling cocaine while battling his own addiction. Even after he got out, he still felt trapped. He interviewed at McDonald’s and signed up with temp agencies that rarely sent him on assignments. He was … [Read more...] about An Ohio Startup Rebuilds Lives One Piece of Fried Chicken at a Time
When her husband lost his factory job in 2010, Kristy Milland ran through her options. Until that point, she’d been working at home, earning extra money through odd jobs like selling collectables on eBay. She hadn’t waited on tables, had no experience in fast food, and had not learned any skills that might be particularly useful in a factory. She’d once … [Read more...] about The Crazy Hacks One Woman Used to Make Money on Mechanical Turk
HOUSTON — Nine months after Hurricane Harvey dumped more than 50 inches of rain on the Gulf Coast, green grass has returned to plush Houston developments and the city’s downtown hums with millennial workers choosing a favorite food truck. But just a short drive away,Kashmere Gardens has not recovered. Nearly every street of the 10,000-person neighborhood has homes … [Read more...] about ‘People just give up’: Low-income hurricane victims slam federal relief programs
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Aaron Stallings, who used to work as a bill collector for Capital One, says he’s no longer interested in having a full-time job.Instead, for the past year, he has cobbled together work — 50, sometimes 60 hours a week — by parachuting into restaurants in Richmond, Virginia, that have last-minute openings to prep food, bus tables and bottle beer. There … [Read more...] about Now hiring for one day: The gig economy hits retail
How much money did you lose last year that you could still be hanging on to? Michael Hamrick Published 1:00 pm, Friday, April 20, 2018 Photo: Glow Images, Inc | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Glow Images, … [Read more...] about Are You Leaving Hidden Profits on the Table? Here Are the 4 Areas to Examine.
Supported by Business Day By HARI KUMAR and VINDU GOELAPRIL 20, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story NEW DELHI — For the second time in 18 months, India has a shortage of cash. And like last time, economists say, it’s primarily the government’s fault.Empty ATMs and bank restrictions on withdrawals … [Read more...] about India’s ATMs Are Running Out of Cash. Again.
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