New report: digital employment platforms gain a foothold in Europe’s labour markets
The European Commission published a report on digital platform workers in Europe prepared by the Joint Research Centre, the Commission’s science and knowledge hub. It shows that one in every 10 adults has already used online platforms at least once to provide services. While for the majority it remains a sporadic source of secondary income, 2% of the adult population work more than 20 hours a week or earn at least half of their income via online labour platforms. Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, said: “Working on platforms is a new and fast-growing reality in the jobs market. We need to ensure that people are well protected, no matter which kind of employment contract they have.” The report is based on a survey of over 32 000 people across 14 Member States.
You can find the Report full here: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC112157