Latinos turn to gig jobs

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Latinos have changed According to the Pew Research Center, a greater number of people are looking for jobs, driving, delivering, or running errands and shopping for others, compared to other groups. Survey,

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Why this matters: App-based jobs have workers Greater Risk of exposure to COVID-19 while gig and delivery workers To proceed To get low wages and no benefits.

Description: Along with black workers, Latinos were also more likely to have two or more types of gig jobs at a time, according to a survey conducted in August.

  • Of the non-white platform workers polled by Pew, 59% said they were worried about getting the coronavirus because of their jobs, compared to 38% of white non-Hispanic gig workers.
  • The majority of gig workers polled by Pew said that, overall, their experience with app-based work has been positive.

yes but: Of US Latinos doing contract and gig work, 72% said they would prefer a permanent job, the population groups voted by the largest number McKinsey in 2021.

  • These workers were also nearly twice as likely to say they could not afford health insurance as gig workers.


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