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New Ways for Gig Workers to Access Benefits | Laying Groundwork for 5G | A Social Media Group to Help the Homeless Find Their Families

A new partnership announced this week between one company and three on-demand platforms will enable nearly one million independent workers to more easily access employment benefits. The new Stride Benefits Platform offers workers one place where they can manage their expenses, sign up for insurance packages, and take advantage of discounts and tax breaks that allow them to keep more of their earnings.

More Tech At Work stories below include 5G development in the U.S., a new report on AI and job creation, and an uplifting story on how social media can help reunite families.

What we're reading

Compete for 1099 Talent with the New Stride Benefits Platform | Blog by Stride Health Founder & CEO Noah Lang | LinkedIn Pulse

Postmates, DoorDash and Instacart Shift to Tech to Provide Benefits to Gig Workers | Employee Benefit News

Dell Technologies and AT&T Collaborate on Open Source Edge Computing and 5G Software Infrastructure | Dell Technologies Newsroom

Making Investments to Increase Tech Skills | Comcast

Uber Makes It Official: It Will Set Up Major Hub in Downtown Dallas by End of Year | Dallas Morning News

AI Created Three Times as Many Jobs as it Killed Last Year | TechRepublic

What we're watching

How Mercy Corps and Destination: Home Partner with Cisco to Strengthen Communities | Fast Company

Before you start your weekend

Her mother disappeared when she was 23. More than 20 years later, the mother's social security number was submitted as part of a check-in to a homeless shelter on the other side of the country. See how one woman's quest to find her mother inspired her to create a social media group to help families find loved ones who may be experiencing homelessness, via KQED:

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