5 Simple Ways to Engage in Lifelong Learning

5 simple ways to engage in lifelong learning

“Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.” – Albert Einstein.  In this article, we explore five simple ways to develop the habit of lifelong learning, especially to grow as a gig worker. What is lifelong learning? In the broadest sense, lifelong learning refers to development after formal education: the continuing development […]

E-hailing | Fueling the Gig Workers Driving our Future Economy

The rise of the gig economy The rise of the Covid-19 pandemic was paralleled by the incredible growth of the gig economy. While the gig economy was perceived as a secondary source of income or an avenue for those who could not succeed within the regular workforce, it now is steadily becoming the backbone of […]

3 Reasons Why the Youth are Embracing the Gig Economy

3 reasons why the youth are embracing the gig economy

According to The Straits Times, the unemployment rate in Malaysia has reached 4.7% as of July 2020, with fresh graduates being in direct competition to experienced workers to have lost their jobs due to COVID-19. The numbers associated with unemployment are becoming more worrying, leading to youths becoming less confident about their future. Building experience […]

Safety Nets for the Gig Economy in Malaysia

safety nets for the gig economy

Diving into the gig economy without preparation and knowledge can be risky. Here, we compiled a list of programmes introduced by the Malaysian government to assist the gig economy. The growth of the gig economy in Malaysia  What is the gig economy? If you have ever been involved in project-based hires, freelance work, or part-time […]

Get Ready For the Gig Economy

In partnership with Microsoft and other community partners, our team at Biji-biji Initiative presents a comprehensive programme tailored to youths interested in the gig community in Malaysia. Malaysia’s Gig Economy With the rise of digital platforms and preference for flexible working hours, a gig economy is increasingly recognised as an emerging form of employment in […]