How a ‘gig economy’ is transforming the city
Dublin’s city centre is undergoing a massive transformation.
A new ‘giga’ business is changing the face of a city with a history of under-development.
The gig economy is a new way of working, with thousands of workers on the move, with jobs ranging from retail to hospitality and from construction to hospitality accommodation.
There are a number of services such as Uber, Airbnb and TaskRabbit which allow people to make a living from what could otherwise be a precarious and unstable existence.
A gig economy has a wide range of options, from the humble coffee shop to the ‘ghetto’ and more.
The city is also becoming a hub for the burgeoning internet of things, and there are a range of companies working in this sector to help build the network of people working together to manage their services and their economies.
It is the first in a series of articles to explore what this new industry is all about.