The Umbrella app is one positioned to revolutionize the gig economy for retired folk, especially after receiving $5 million in funding.
Umbrella is a membership-based platform that charges users $199 annually. The app encourages senior citizens to sign up for jobs they can preform. Some of the options include lawn mowing, painting, or animal care. Jobs start at $20 an hour however, the user can opt to work for less with the difference going toward offering cheaper work for lower income people.
In addition to offering a means of flexible income for retired people, the Umbrella app seamlessly connects members of the community, creating a sense of community that an older demographic crave as they leave the workforce.