WorkerTech: How Technology Can Improve Emerging Jobs in Latin America and the Caribbean (Summary)

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Date
Apr 2021
WorkerTech is defined as digital services that offer independent workers benefits to improve the social protection and the productivity. Today, thinking only in terms of full-time salaried work and permanent contracts ignores the millions of people who earn income and shape their lives through a wide variety of unconventional labor relationships, which have proliferated in the 21st century. The shift from traditional salaried work to new modalities implies that workers must reconstruct the labor structure necessary to be able to work. This is where WorkerTech services come in. The concept that was born in Europe is relevant for Latin America and the Caribbean, especially when the region is suffering greatly from the unemployment due to the pandemic. The concept will also apply to workers in the informal sector who share many challenges of self-employed in modern modalities.