December 12, 2018 | Fred Alexander

The word ‘gig’ often conjures the image of a favorite rock star or artist, but the term has become increasingly synonymous with what economists observe to be a changing dynamic in our workforce. The ‘gig economy’, defined by a notable increase in the number of skilled workers that prefer to engage with an organization or project for a specific time to deliver a specific skill or outcome – a ‘gig’,  was precipitated by the 2009 recession and its impact on how workers viewed their stability within an organization. It is also attracting younger talent, across multiple industries. For the utility industry, this shift has come at a fortuitous time. Continue Reading.