Alternative work arrangements are a tool well suited to this challenging labor market environment. Using them more frequently can increase labor force participation and boost worker productivity – and it has already been happening. However, business is only starting to determine the best ways of using digitally – enabled models of contract to address organizational labor shortages and enhance worker productivity. All stakeholders – businesses, workers, local-community organizations, and government officials – have only started to grapple with the question of what a more secure and satisfying vision of the on-demand economy should look like.

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