Gig work: It’s on the rise and for many in the Baltimore area, a way of life

By day, Leah Needham buys groceries to deliver to customers in White Marsh and Middle River. But in the evenings, the shopper for online grocery service Shipt trades in her green T-shirt for a pair of ballroom dance shoes and heads to her next gig. In a Glen Burnie studio, she pursues her passion, teaching couples how to dance the tango, foxtrot and bachata. The 30-year-old Hampden resident has always patched together jobs. She earns a living without a steady paycheck or employer-provided medical insurance. (Balt. Sun)

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