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City to establish hub in DUMBO to help freelance workers

August 22, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
30 John St. in DUMBO. Image © 2018 Google Maps photo

Two out of every five workers in New York City are freelancers, and many of them don’t have access to healthcare, a quiet place to work, legal advice and other services. Now, the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with Freelancers Union and the Independent Filmmaker Project, is planning a new freelancer’s hub that will provide these needs.

Plans for the hub, which will open in October at the Made in NY Media Center at 30 John St. in DUMBO, were announced Wednesday morning by Made in NY Commissioner Julie Menin, according to 6sqft. Free membership will include workshops, resources and meetups as well as classes in marketing and budgeting, legal clinics and tax assistance, 6sqft reported.

“When we know that nearly two out of every five workers in New York City – approximately 38 percent – are freelancers, we want to make sure that we as a city government are meeting their needs and providing the services they want,” Menin said.

 

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