Azzida – A socially directed, community-based mobile app for increased economic opportunity A few years ago, my son got his Class A contractor’s license and went about the startup process of going out and drumming up business for his new company. We had a number of conversations about getting a business started and one of…

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Of all the issues impacting society lately, (Covid-19, social distancing, social unrest, business closures, political turmoil, etc.), the topic that is likely of greatest concern to most Americans is jobs, (or loss of jobs). According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of Aug.7, 2020, the total number of non-farm unemployed people in the country was 16.3 million (10.2%). No job = no money = no ability to improve living standards.

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The marketplace for odd jobs is rapidly expanding. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics American Time Use Survey (ATUS), over 2.3 million people are engaged in alternative income generating activities every day1. It’s become known as the “Gig-Economy” and in light of the events of 2020, it couldn’t have come at a more opportune time.

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