It will likely be awhile before experts truly wrap their head around the extent to which the "gig economy" is reshaping the U.S. work experience and workforce.

Some research has indicated that the gig economy may be wildly overstated. One study suggested that the phenomenon is not that strong outside of Uber and AirBnB.

Two new surveys of employers by EY demonstrate the ambivalence that major businesses have towards gig employment.

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