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A Non-profit Organization Dedicated to Education & Professional Development for Digital Publishers


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The Cleveland Digital Publishing Users Group (CDPUG) helps the area's top graphics and publishing professionals with education, news, technical support, networking and professional development. We accomplish this through monthly meetings, special interest groups, electronic and print publications, seminars, design competitions and much more. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Browse our membership pages for more information about joining CDPUG.

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Next CDPUG General Meeting

Freelancing in an Evolving Gig Economy

Date:
7/28/2016

Speaker(s):
Jenny Hawkins. Visiting CWRU Assistant Professor of Economics

Location:
Garfield Heights Library
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Cost:
Attendance free for members and guests. Food free for members.
Reception Starts at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Short Description

The world of digital publishing is not new to a labor market based on independent contracting. However, freelance, independent contracting, and temporary "flexible" work now account for 30-50% of all US jobs, and this recent shift in our economy to more flexible work is bringing with it new issues in the labor market. What are the economic consequences for independent contractors? What impact does this have on upward mobility, retirement or healthcare? Currently, cities, states, and the federal government are proposing legislation to deal with labor rights for freelance workers. This conversation will dive into the evolving gig economy and the effects on the digital publishing labor market.Stay Tuned for Details.



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