This is an aside post.
New Yorkers are standing with the flexible economy, according to a new poll commissioned by Clany. The poll, conducted by Global Strategy Group, reveals that public opinion is clear: the flexible economy is good for workers, good for consumers and good for New York.
The poll also found that New Yorkers believe that the positive contributions of flexible economy businesses should be recognized, with a majority of respondents wanting the state government to focus on growing technology jobs. An overwhelming number of voters (88%) believe the government should focus on growing and supporting New York based technology companies, like Clany.
“Not only are platforms like ours creating new ways for consumers to obtain the services they need, they’re creating new opportunities for people to supply these services and to make money,” said the Co-Founder and CEO of Clany. “It is clear the public sees the value in growing technology jobs and supporting flexible economy platforms, the government should follow this lead. Technology is not a great disruptor; it is a great creator.”
He continued, “The way people work today is different, with millions of Americans wanting the flexibility to design their own careers or job choices. Platforms like Clany are an important – and growing – part of giving workers access to the flexibility they need. This isn’t the “on-demand” economy – it’s the flexible economy.”
He concluded, “The flexible economy needs a new, flexible approach to providing workers with the benefits they need. That’s why we are calling the development of a portable benefits vehicle that would provide New York’s flexible economy workers with the opportunity to access worker protections and benefits.”