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Is Amazon really just “Flexing?”

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In today’s economy, finding a job is so much easierthan what it was 10 years ago due to the open availability of “gigs.” Gigs are a quick and easy means of supplementing your income and/or evenworking part or full-time at your own pace and time.  Lyft, Uber, DoorDash, and many more of countless available gigs that are to do such as Amazon. 

Investopedia defines a gig economy as: “Temporary, flexible jobs are commonplace and companies tend toward hiring independent contractors and freelancers instead of full-time employees. A gig economy undermines the traditional economy of full-time workers who rarely change positions and instead focus on a lifetime career.

Wonolo, a San Francisco based company manages an app that works very similar to a temp agency, but with full functions of a temp agency in the palm of our hand defines a gig economy as: a general workforce environment in which short-term engagements, temporary contracts, and independent contracting is commonplace.

The Seattle, Washington, based ecommerce giant, Amazon, has been in the making headlines lately about raising the bar on wages, being a top company to work for and being innovative with their operations.  But is Amazon really that great of a company work for, can you rely on supporting yourself full-time, part-time or even “flex-time” with their Flex program? 

These next couple weeks we’ll be publishing a four-part series about Amazon and its independent contractor program, Flex, to give you a more thorough look into how Amazon operates and manages their Flex program of independent contractors in today’s gig economy.

And you will be able to decide for yourself if Amazon is just “Flexing.”

Monday, November 12th: Start Flexing with Amazon

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