Enjoy our roundup of the top stories about remote work, freelancing, coworking, and the future of work.
Who are remote workers, what are they working on, and what do they care about? We wanted to find out the answers to these questions. So we did what any scrappy startup would do: we asked you. Read on for a summary of our survey results.
Fact: Freelancers make 17% more an hour than full-time employees do. So why do many gig workers find it hard to stay afloat? The answer: fewer hours worked than their 9-to-5 counterparts. For this reason alone it’s imperative that freelancers know how to manage their money properly.
Google will be studying itself. Its philanthropic arm is kicking off an initiative to study and prepare “for the changing nature of work,” beginning with investments to help train job seekers and improve work conditions for those already employed.
Japan is embracing remote work. The government announced “Telework Day” as part of its preparation for the mass-transit congestion expected during 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Companies were encouraged to get their employees to work outside of the office—and more than 900 organizations did just that.
THE JAPAN TIMES