After his usual gigs dried up, freelance performance artiste Stanley Seah was ready to dig into his savings amassed during the "bumper years" – until a friend introduced him to temporary work as a...

SLOWLY - and mostly digitally - some work is returning to the gig sectors that have been hit hard by Covid-19. But the business shutdowns brought on by the pandemic have accentuated, starkly and...

FINANCIAL PLANNING

MORE attention has turned to the financial needs of hard-hit gig workers here, with DBS the latest to broaden its services to these customers to tide them over the pandemic.

SINGAPORE'S largest bank DBS has rolled out financial and healthcare solutions to help hard-hit gig economy workers better manage their savings and healthcare costs amid the pandemic.

[SAN FRANCISCO] San Francisco's district attorney on Wednesday filed a preliminary injunction against food delivery firm DoorDash to reclassify its contractors as employees, days after a judge...

[SAN FRANCISCO] Uber and Lyft should treat their drivers in Massachusetts as employees with the right to receive benefits, instead of misclassifying them as independent contractors, the state's...

GREAT Eastern (GE) has collaborated with telemedicine startup Doctor Anywhere to launch an insurance plan for self-employed, freelance and gig economy workers in Singapore in light of the Covid-19...

[SINGAPORE] Indonesian motorcycle taxi driver Aji chain-smokes and checks his smartphone constantly while waiting for orders by the roadside in downtown Jakarta on a hot June morning, but is...

[SINGAPORE] Diana Kicherer had to stop teaching her usual 10 weekly classes in Geneva when yoga studios were closed during a nationwide shutdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

[MUMBAI] Rashmi Sahijwala never expected to start working at the age of 59, let alone join India's gig economy - now she is part of an army of housewives turning their homes into "cloud kitchens"...