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Wednesday April 21, 2021
1 PM Eastern, 12 PM Central, 10 AM Pacific
Companies that hire gig workers -- also known as "body shops" that lease workers -- contract short- and long-term services to business clients. Gig workers are usually independent contractors to the firms that hire them out, and as such, do not receive a salary, benefits, or other typical empyee considerations.
Many people, however --- usually in the engineering, science, or information technology arena -- prefer gig wolork over standard employee roles. It can be less boring, less susceptible to cutbacks, free of earnings limits, free of daily commute time, and lets people control their own destiny. COVID has increased the interest of both companies and workers in gig arrangements.
This workshop will cover both the advantages and disadvantages of being a gig worker. Attendees will learn how to how to decide if gig work is a good personal fit, find the right company, and protect themselves from unethical ones.
Frank L. Poggio
Since retirement from business, Frank has been active in supporting many non-profit job search training organizations. He has developed and presented several job search workshops for organizations such as; CareerPlace in Barrington IL, the National Able Network in Chicago, The University of Wisconsin Continuing Education Program, The American Family Dream Bank Program, and the Madison Area Job Transition Program.
Prior to retirement Frank was CEO and President of The Kelzon Group, a firm that focuses on health information systems issues. He has over forty years of experience in the health care industry having been a hospital CIO and CFO, software entrepreneur, and industry consultant. He has completed consulting engagements for both large and small hospitals, and major vendors of health information systems. Previously, he was General Manager of Mediware, Inc, President of Citation Computer Systems, Inc., and an EVP at Pharmacy Data Systems along with founding companies and serving in other executive-level roles in healthcare IT.