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Join Our Crowdfunding Campaign! #TechTitans and the Service Economy

By Jen Boynton

TriplePundit is developing a three-part multimedia series to examine the challenges facing many tech companies when it comes to their impact on communities. Next up: Service economy.

While tech company head-counts explode, service economy outfits like restaurants, bars supermarkets, pharmacies, dry cleaners and coffee shops, as well as support services like landscaping, janitorial and housekeeping staff, come online to meet the daily needs of high-income employees. While these businesses offer many new jobs, they don’t pay very well. We’ll explore the lives of these low-wage workers. Where are the people who have these jobs living, and how are they faring?

We’ll investigate

  • Where people who clean offices and work in restaurants live

  • The rise of the gig economy and the lack of workplace protections for new workers


Read more about the project here.

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Jen Boynton is the former Editor-in-Chief of TriplePundit. She has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and has helped organizations including SAP, PwC and Fair Trade USA with their sustainability communications messaging. She is based in San Diego, California. When she's not at work, she volunteers as a CASA (court appointed special advocate) for children in the foster care system. She enjoys losing fights with toddlers and eating toast scraps. She lives with her family in sunny San Diego.

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