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Your Side Hustle Is Another Sign of a Tight US Job Market

  • Remote work, millions of job openings give Americans choices
  • People take on new gigs when there are extra jobs to be had
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Photographer: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg

More Americans are getting a second job, and it isn’t necessarily a sign of financial hardship.

In a country where there are still almost two open positions for every person who wants one, many are taking on side hustles to make the most of flexible working arrangements, earn some extra cash or pursue their passions.