Covid-19 lockdown may be a boon for gig workers with unusual partnerships

Over the past week, several unusual partnerships among start-ups, traditional businesses and hospitals have been announced, and several more are likely to materialise soon

As much as 60 per cent of millennials are interested to work as gig workers. (Photo: Bloomberg)
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For example, Uber last week announced two new business-to business partnerships — UberMedic — a 24X7 service that will work with health care authorities (Photo: Bloomberg)

Neha AlawadhiSamreen Ahmad New Delhi/Bengaluru
As the lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19) progresses, companies, especially those employing gig workers, are looking at innovative partnerships to keep their businesses going. They also letting gig staff be employed meaningfully this time.

Over the past week, several unusual partnerships among start-ups, traditional businesses and hospitals have been announced, and several more are likely to materialise soon. “Gig workers have no social security and government advisories about keeping employees safe from layoffs don’t cover them. Companies are now thinking in terms of how to continue giving livelihood to these people,” said Amit Vadera, assistant vice-president at

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First Published: Apr 04 2020 | 10:54 PM IST

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