Staffing is a global business. The WSJ oddly doesn't seem to get that.
The WSJ has another fallacious post up about the supposed lack of full-time jobs produced by the gig economy.
Since I've been presenting such posts uncritically as news on our news page for a while now, it's time to put this myth to rest.
The problem is the WSJ's odd within-our-borders perspective.
Labor has gone global. Whether Americans or the WSJ reporters like it or not, those of us here are in competition with everyone from Aram the artisan in Armenia to Zandalinalani the website developer in Zambia. And those competitors for jobs enjoy a vastly lower cost basis.
Although some jobs are necessarily local, their numbers are decreasing with each day as the internet, mobile and declining hardware prices make us all closer together every day.
It used to be and is still sometimes true, as Steve Jobs famously said, that "innovation comes from people meeting up in the hallways or calling each other at 10:30 at night", but with each passing day that innovation is more likely to happen in a Google hangout or a Skype call.
Staffing is a global business. Rise to the occasion or find yourself at a competitive disadvantage.