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It's easy to see the growing prevalence of gig workers through apps like TaskRabbit, Uber and Lyft. But it's also becoming more prevalent in other types of work — people who might have traditionally gotten a salaried job are working as freelancers.

And while that provides a lot of workers with flexibility and in many cases, autonomy, it also provides a lot of challenges, such as instability or a lack of benefits.

This is part of the BostonomiX series, "The Future of Work." You can find all our coverage here.

Guests

Zeninjor Enwemeka, covers tech and culture as part of WBUR's Bostonomix team. She tweets @zeninjor.

David Weil, dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and former head of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor under President Obama. He tweets @profsheena.

This segment aired on November 2, 2017.

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