Pandemic-proof jobs? IT freelancers in high demand, other online workers facing cuts
Stephany, F., Lehdonvirta, V., Dunn, M., & Sawyer, S.
iLabour Blog OII
How are online labour markets reacting to the COVID-19 crisis? Does demand for online work diminish, as companies are facing declining revenues and reduce non-essential spending, or could the pandemic lock-down lead to additional demand for remote work? In one of our last iLabour blog posts, we briefly talked about these two opposite effects, as the downscaling loss (reduction in demand) and the distancing bonus (increase in demand).