About 30% of the labor force in Malaysia (5 million people) works in the gig economy and the numbers have been growing. With the blooming industry of technology, online platforms have been readily and easily accessible anywhere and anytime by anyone, giving rise to the number of workers in the gig economy.
Accompanied by the flexibility in terms of working hours and working location, they are free to choose what type of work as well as the remuneration.
Working from home is now the ‘new norm’ in Malaysia as the Covid-19 cases rise, driving the demand for the gig economy. The future of work is also shifting towards remote or hybrid working models, which will continue to strengthen the gig economy.