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Worried about recession? Here are 5 side gigs for technologists

Worried about recession? Here are 5 side gigs for technologists
A backup stream of income might not be a bad idea amid economic uncertainty. Consider these suggestions — with caveats.

If you do find yourself out of work, the good news is that there is still a shortage of tech talent, even with tens of thousands of layoffs happening, and the trend is that experienced tech workers who’ve been laid off are scooped up quickly by companies in need of talent.While starting a new business is risky and making money takes time, it’s not uncommon in the field: Something like a quarter of laid-off tech workers start their own business, according to one recent survey.Another day, another couple rounds of tech layoffs.While economists continue to say that the US is not in a recession as of January 2023, the spike in tech layoffs are real — though maybe not as devastating as they may appear.

Look for local coding schools, which may be in need of good online instructors.For help, look for local organizations, incubators and accelerators for early-stage startups, such as Philly Startup Leaders.

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