Distracted employee  Among workers whose employers are aware of their participation in the gig economy, some work in industries where side jobs are common, while others’ employers don’t require details about outside work. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A fair amount of workers have side jobs, but many don’t let their employers know about it, according to Clutch’s report, “How the Gig Economy Affects the Workplace in 2018.”

The online marketing platform provider surveyed 521 workers and found that more than one-third of employees (36 percent) have at least one part-time gig, and nearly one in five (17 percent) are currently seeking a side job. More than two-thirds of employees with side jobs (69 percent) say their primary goal is to earn more money, while others say it’s about developing new skills (9 percent) or pursuing a passion (8 percent).

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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