After a year of work behind the scenes, Elance-oDesk has relaunched as Upwork, with the company also launching a new platform that allows businesses to make hires within minutes.
oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, has just launched their new accelerator partnership program in Australia – oDesk Upstarts. The program aims to empower Aussie startups by providing them with online access to freelancers across the world.
oDesk are setting up their Aussie HQ and are holding two panel events in the coming weeks to kick things off!
According to statistics gathered by oDesk, if Internet.org successfully extends its connectivity to the remaining two-thirds of the world, the online work market has the potential to reach $42.5 billion by 2022. This compared to approximately $14.9 billion without extended connectivity, meaning that workers around the world stand to gain $27.6 billion of online work.