What is Black History Month?
Black History Month is a time to celebrate and honor the contributions and achievements of Black Americans throughout history. At Skipcart, we recognize the importance of diversity and inclusion in our workforce and in the communities we serve.
As a white-label delivery company, it’s important to recognize the contributions and impact that Black Americans have had on the gig economy industry. The gig economy, which refers to the trend of more and more people earning money through freelance, contract or temporary work, has been a growing trend in recent years and has provided many opportunities for workers of all backgrounds.
Black Americans Impact the U.S. Gig Economy
One of the key ways that Black Americans have contributed to the gig economy is through entrepreneurship. According to a report by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, Black American-owned businesses account for nearly 10% of all U.S. businesses and employ more than 2.6 million people. These businesses range from technology startups to transportation and delivery services, and they are helping to drive innovation and growth in the gig economy.
Black American workers have also been key players in the gig economy as independent contractors. From driving for ride-sharing companies to delivering packages and food, many Black Americans have turned to gig work as a way to earn a living and gain flexibility in their schedules. This has allowed many to be their own bosses, and to work on their own terms and conditions.
While the gig economy has provided many opportunities for Black Americans, it’s also important to recognize that the gig economy has its own set of challenges and disadvantages. Many gig workers lack access to benefits and protections that traditional employees have, such as health insurance and paid time off. They also lack job security, and their income can fluctuate greatly depending on the demand for their services.
Despite the challenges, it’s clear that Black Americans have made a significant impact on the gig economy. As a society, we must continue to support and empower Black American entrepreneurs and gig workers, and work to ensure that the gig economy provides opportunities for all workers to succeed.
In conclusion, as we celebrate Black History Month, we want to acknowledge and celebrate the contribution and impact that African Americans have had on the gig economy industry. From entrepreneurship to independent contractorship, Black Americans have been key players in the gig economy and have helped to drive innovation and growth. As a society, we must continue to support and empower Black American entrepreneurs and gig workers and work to ensure that the gig economy provides opportunities for all workers to succeed.
As one of the largest on-demand delivery companies in the United States, Skipcart connects retailers, grocers, and restaurants with its local driver network, giving the option to offer their customers delivery in as little as 30 minutes.
Today, Skipcart completes deliveries across the country through a network of crowd-sourced drivers. Skipcart continues to bring hyperlocal delivery to businesses across the US.
Skipcart is a privately owned company founded in 2018 in San Antonio, TX, and is currently operating throughout the United States with a fleet size of approximately 150,000 drivers. More information about Skipcart can be found at skipcart.com