For Indonesia’s gig workers, Sampingan provides side jobs that matter

Co-founders of Sampingan (L to R): Wisnu Nugrahadi, Margana Mohamad and Dimas Pramudya Putra © Sampingan

Besides helping businesses gather data and scale at a bargain, Sampingan wants to help its workers level up and perform more complex tasks

Indonesia has a thriving gig economy. As many as 40m workers, or 30% of the local workforce, are underemployed. The country’s statistics bureau defines an underemployed person as one who works less than 35 hours per week and is willing to accept additional work for more pay. To help gig workers and others supplement their incomes, former Gojek operations manager Wisnu Nugrahadi teamed up with university classmates Dimas Pramudya Putra and Margana Mohamad to develop Sampingan, a “micro-task” outsourcing company. Margana Mohamad, now the company’s CCO, briefly ran his own outsourcing c...
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