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6/4/16: Apps, Contingent Workforce and U.S. Employment Trends

Here is an interesting chart from the WSJ on the scale of the apps platforms-related Gig-economy employment and the underlying trends in growth on other contingent workforce:

Yes, overall app platform employment is low, as I mentioned in my presentation at the CXC forum on the future of workforce in San Francisco yesterday, but...

The big 'but' here is that overall app platforms-related employment growth is most likely contributing to the weakening of the quality of contingent workforce (in terms of skills, value added and sustainability), not strengthening it, and thus requires more systemic supports and changes in this workforce management and enablement.

More on this later, so stay tuned.