At home with gigs to pay the bills

Jessy P, a 33-year-old techie, at one point of time in her career made a brilliant success out of freelancing. A regular at hackathons, she would bid for projects online and at times made far more than she did earlier. Jessy, who has left the job market now, represents a new breed of IT professionals, who are willing to give up their cushy corporate jobs, for the freedom of exploring and taking on new challenges.

And Tamil Nadu's vast engineering talent is increasingly playing host to such youngsters, who are working for India's largest IT companies at their own time and convenience. The concept of gig economy is gaining steam — where temporary positions are common and companies engage with independent professionals on a contract basis...................Read more


Source: The Times of India

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