Technology is exponentially evolving and growing, along with gig economy jobs, so much so that they are replacing and revolutionizing business globally.
“A recent study predicts that by 2020, more than 40 percent of the U.S. workforce will be a part of the gig economy,” Forbes magazine reports. One of the most prominent rising gigs is ride sharing.
Through apps such as Lyft and Uber, it’s easy for commuters to get where they want without a car. With one click of a button consumers hail a ride without having to step foot outside of their own home.
According to Statista, in 2017 4.3 million people were driving for Uber or Lyft and by 2022 that number is expected to double.
Samantha Grant, an 18-year-old Cheyenne resident, said she recently signed up and is working with Instacart, a company that delivers groceries straight to your door. She said she jumped into Instacart because it’s a super flexible gig, “ I’m going to be going to IBMC for school and it works with my schedule,” she said.
The list of qualifications are short, Grant explained.
“You have to be 18 and have a reliable form of transportation and a background check,” she said.
These types of jobs are appealing to most, especially those looking for a fast and virtually guaranteed job. “It’s a great opportunity to make quick money especially if you are a student and can’t work that often, you need quick cash, or even if you find yourself in a rough situation to where you can’t make ends meet,” Grant said.
Many students don’t own their own means of transportation, especially when having to worry about other college expenses. Services like Uber and Lyft can be vital for students to be able to get from point A to B without breaking the bank.
Gigs such as Uber Eats, Doordash, and Postmates saves people time and offers convenience to those who can’t run all their errands.
The demand for efficient and fast services increase the demand for people who can provide those services.