In 2016, Becky Catino co-founded a mobile application that brings together employers and charitable organizations with individuals looking for work or volunteer opportunities. The application GigSmart was inspired by Becky Catino’s strong advocacy of the gig economy and its ability to promote economic development and facilitate access to work opportunities.
The gig economy is perfect for full-time employees who are not ready to leave their day jobs. Having a part-time job on the side has a number of benefits.
Side jobs can help career changers get a foot in the door in their desired field while earning a reliable paycheck. Volunteer or entry-level part-time positions in a different field can help people gain the experience needed to land a full-time job in a new sector.
Additionally, individuals may take on side jobs to reach financial goals more quickly. This can include a down payment for a house or paying off debt early. Part-time or side jobs also provide workers with an extra layer of financial security in case of sudden job loss.