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Gig workers are screwed right now. This emergency cash fund can help.

 

It’s tough out there for gig workers. Those who are working during the coronavirus pandemic are struggling to get proper protection from companies like Instacart, and those who aren’t are struggling to pay the bills. Even those who are still working may not be able to make ends meet due to a drop in demand for services such as Uber and Lyft rides.

Though half of U.S. states are offering unemployment benefits to gig workers and the self-employed through the federal stimulus package, financial assistance might not be arriving fast enough (or the application process may be a mess). Many states have yet to implement the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program as they still have to set up their application and payment systems, according to CNBC. Read more…

 

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