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Best & Worst States for Gig Economy Jobs – Montana #2 ….Worst


Are you looking to ditch your 9 to 5 routine and try something new? The gig economy has exploded into a billion-dollar business, with leaders such as Uber and Airbnb being valued at $120 billion and $31 billion, respectively.

Research shows that, by 2020, the gig economy—made up of shorter-term jobs— will be a primary income source for 43% of the American workforce, up from 34% in 2017. Increased demand for work flexibility has driven the growth of this market, even though salaries are, in general, lower than those of typical long-term jobs.



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  1. Russ Fletcher on July 11, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    As my son pointed out, it’s very important to know the difference between gig economy (Lyft, Uber etc.) vs Commuter/Remote jobs.

    Commuter jobs are when you work for a large company but don’t live where there is an office. You may travel to the company location a couple of times a month to reinforce your relationships but you then work from home or a co-working space.

    Montana is an excellent location for this specifically for the reasons that might make it a less than optimal gig location. Low population, no sales tax, probably a higher salary than most, etc.

    It’s not unusual to find professionals at the coffee shop who live here but work for Paramount, Twitter, Facebook etc.

    Do your research and check out the opportunities to live in Big Sky Country while working for a national or international company.

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