Good news NYC freelancers, you now have a free dedicated coworking space just for you in the city. The city of New York teamed up with the Freelancers Union and the Independent Filmmakers Project (IFP) to create the freelancers Hub at the Made in NY Media Center, located in Dumbo, Brooklyn.
How does the freelancers hub support NYC freelancers?
The freelancer Hub provides NYC freelancers with:
A free coworking space (This is very exciting)
Education and networking events and programming for freelancers
Free legal assistance.
Why is the freelancers hub a big deal for NYC freelancers?
The Freelancers Hub was created to support the 400,000+ freelancers who work and live in NYC. Freelancers face many challenges from shady working conditions, getting fair and on-time pay, and access to health insurance. On average freelancers face non-payment or late payment of approximately $6,000 each year. This represents approximately 10 percent of the average freelancer’s income of $65,431, according to the freelancer’s and consultant’s web publication, Nation1099.
We are happy to learn that this space exists to help freelancers in NYC upskill, network and lower their costs.