The new trends in the labor market
The ways of doing business are changing in the world and are expressed in new forms of entrepreneurship, as well as new forms of employment linkage. In the same way, in Latin America and the Caribbean four trends are marking the future of work in the region:
The ‘gig economy’, which are specific and sporadic jobs of a specific duration and without the exclusivity with a contracting company.
The ‘coworking’, where professionals share the same work space, without sharing the same activity or company.
Works ‘on request’; such as the translating documents or the performance of the accounting for a company.
And finally, independent workers, self-employed or ‘freelancers’
Although these modalities present many positive points, such as flexibility, improving the quality of work and life, saving costs, creating collaborating communities and forming networks of contacts, on the other hand there is still a large gap to cover , which is to develop a new legal framework that takes into account new contractual relationships, schedules and even work spaces, since in most cases there are not all labor or social security rights.
While these modalities have many good points, such as flexibility, an improved quality of work and life, cost savings, the creation of collaborative communities and networking, on the other hand there is still a large gap, which is the develop a new legal framework that takes into account the new contractual relations, schedules and even workspaces, since in most cases there are not all labor or social security rights.
Latin America and the Caribbean should also encourage more training, as these types of jobs not only require the use of new technologies, but also require speed, autonomy, critical thinking and entrepreneurship.