Utahns using Bacon app to find side jobs in pandemic gig economy

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SALT LAKE CITY — While Utah ranks among the states with a low unemployment rate, the pandemic has prompted many individuals to look for “side hustles” in the gig economy in order to supplement their reduced income.

The state’s 4.1% jobless rate would suggest that Utahns are able to find the kind of work they need to make a decent living, but in some cases that may just be partially true. The pandemic has forced many employers to shed employees or close down altogether because they were unable to recover sufficiently from the massive shutdown, leaving many people needing additional income.

For some, that meant perusing online job boards, but for others there was a different way to find work that offered more flexibility while providing decent pay — a temp agency called Bacon.

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