GajiGesa, a fintech startup serving underbanked Indonesian workers, raises $2.5 million seed round – ITPro.works

GajiGesa, a fintech company that offers Earned Wage Access (EWA) and other services for workers in Indonesia, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding. The round was co-led by Defy.vc … Read More

India proposes social security benefits for gig workers in annual budget – ITPro.works

a handful of benefits for the startup ecosystem and to accelerate the growth of digital services in the annual budget Monday as the South Asian nation looks to revive the economy that plunged into the deepest recorded slump amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Sirenum, a platform for managing shift and gig workers, raises a $2.7M Series A – ITPro.works

Sirenum, a platform for remotely managing a shift-based workforce across industries such as railway, aviation, construction, and the gig economy, has raised a $2.7 million Series A funding round from … Read More

Gig workers, SEIU file lawsuit alleging Prop 22 is unconstitutional – ITPro.works

A group of rideshare drivers in California and the Service Employees International Union filed a lawsuit today alleging Proposition 22 violates California’s constitution. The goal of the suit is to … Read More

Amazon and CZI face labor disputes as Biden promises gig workers better protections – ITPro.works

Welcome back to Human Capital. In this week’s edition of HC, you’ll read about the latest labor struggles at Amazon and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, President-Elect Joe Biden’s promises to … Read More

Amazon faces lawsuit alleging failure to provide PPE to workers during pandemic – ITPro.works

Christian Smalls, a former Amazon warehouse employee, filed a lawsuit against the company today alleging Amazon failed to provide personal protective equipment to Black and Latinx workers during the COVID-19 … Read More

CA ballot measure that keeps gig workers as independent contractors is projected to pass – ITPro.works

Uber, Lyft, Instacart and DoorDash — the major backers of California’s Proposition 22 — are getting their way. The proposition, which will keep gig workers classified as independent contractors, is … Read More

Court ruling could mean trouble for Uber and Lyft as gig workers may finally become employees – ITPro.works

Welcome back to Human Capital! As many of you know, Human Capital is a weekly newsletter where I break down the latest in labor, as well as diversity and inclusion … Read More

Trump’s latest immigration restrictions are bad news for American workers – ITPro.works

Jay Srinivasan Contributor Jay Srinivasan is co-founder and CEO of atSpoke. I’m an immigrant, and since arriving from India two decades ago I’ve earned a Ph.D., launched two companies, created … Read More

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