In a market run by the likes of Domino's, Pizza Hut, and Papa John's, there is a little east coast company that is proving that it is possible to pay fair wages in this industry. That shop is &pizza (pronounced and pizza). With 36 current locations, Michael Lastoria hope's to have just over 40 by … Continue reading &Pizza is Renovating the Pizza Business
The gig economy is in full force. Those who work gig jobs driving for Lyft or Uber have actually accumulated enough power to stand up for their income. Sourcing poor work conditions and pay rates, drivers in big cities are planning a strike this week to send a message to 'the man.' NYC drivers are … Continue reading Lyft and Uber Drivers Plan Strike
Freelancers make up a large portion of the workforce. Tired of traditional options, they are taking their financial freedom in their own hands. Whether it is your Uber driver, your Rover dog walker, your UpWork freelancer, or the person you hired to pick up and deliver your food. These are the hidden employees in our … Continue reading The Gig Economy and the Underground Workforce
A recent report has stated, while unemployment is low, wages haven't changed. What does this mean? Chances are that the growing number of 'gig workers' who exist in our economy may actually be self-reporting as employed, although they are not technically employed. Independent contractors fall through the cracks when reporting employment stats. They are not … Continue reading The Gig Economy is Skewing Unemployment Rates
While business may be good, retiring into the golden age is often the main goal. Passion does not always translate into financial security in your 80's. A recent article from CNBC has brought up the topic of retirement, with emphasis on the fact that most retirement age individuals are not ready. As a matter of … Continue reading Ready to Retire? For Many the Answer is No!