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White-collar workers turn to gig jobs in search of better work-life balance

The demand for the white-collar gig workforce in the previous quarter has gone up seven times as compared to the same period last year

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Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
"There is no good way to do a layoff," Meta chief executive officer (CEO) Mark Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post in November, announcing the decision to give pink slips to 11,000 employees. With this, Meta joined the long list of companies, including Amazon, Twitter, and Apple, to announce job cuts. In India alone, over 18,000 employees have been fired as of December 8, according to one estimate.

Amidst uncertainty, white-collar employees are now increasingly looking at the gig economy to find work. According to a report by staffing platform Taskmo, the demand for the white-collar gig workforce in the

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First Published: Dec 12 2022 | 5:15 PM IST

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