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Study Show Over 50% of New York Officials Also Have Side Hustles

Abdul Ghani

Living in New York, particularly in the Big Apple, is not inexpensive due to the expense of living, which is increasing at what seems to be a constant rate.
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Many young New York professionals claim they need a side job to make ends meet because of this.

According to a survey by the international recruiting agency Robert Walters, which has offices in Manhattan, 50% of New York workers under the age of 24 say they have a "side hustle," and 70% say it's "too dangerous" to concentrate on just one job as they may have done before the pandemic.

According to a poll, 55% of young New Yorkers with jobs said that having flexible hours and a hybrid work environment is essential since doing otherwise will harm their side business.

The survey also revealed that 56% of young professionals wanted a "portfolio career," which is the idea of using your abilities in a variety of ways and having numerous sources of income instead of just one employment at one organization.

Robert Walters' New York Survey Results

Results of the survey:

  • 51% of people between the ages of 18 and 24 work a side job.
  • Almost three-quarters of young adults (18–24) say it's risky to work just one job.
  • For their side hustles to be viable, 55% of young employees require hybrid jobs and flexible hours.
  • 61% of 18 to 24-year-olds worry about their finances; many of them live paycheck to paycheck.
  • The main barriers preventing older workers from pursuing a "side hustle" are family responsibilities, long job hours, and concern for burnout.

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Member Of Freelancers Union (USA), Freelance Writer!, and Digital Creator. Ghani Mengal is an enthusiast Freelance blogger and digital marketer. His content has been published and featured on many popular blogs, websites, and publications. Including TeelFeed,, Data-Driven Investor, TextSniper, Scientific Publication The Predict, The Startup, The Ascent, Heart Affairs, Illumination, And The List goes on.


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