New Program Will Help Startups Hire Freelancers via the Internet, Empowering Entrepreneurs with Access to the Skills Necessary to Grow Their Businesses.
Companies can now manage their contingent workforce in a private online workplace that delivers seamless time tracking, reporting and payment.
By 2018, Online Work Market Projected to Surpass $5 Billion
A long tail of specialized professionals is emerging as businesses access skills they need viathe Internet – almost 2,400 skills were listed on oDesk in the last twelve months.
eBay Inc.’s First Corporate Affairs Attorney to Lead oDesk Legal Function
Key Addition to oDesk Executive Team to Help Scale the Company’s Global Footprint
72% of freelancers still at “regular” jobs want to quit soon to work for themselves -- New study from Millennial Branding and oDesk finds freedom is the top reason for quitting
Being an entrepreneur today is defined as having a certain opportunity-seeking mindset, not a role as a “business owner,” say 9 out of 10 professionals surveyed
oDesk®, the world’s largest online workplace, held a panel, “Talent Wars: How Startups are Fighting Back,” on the critical role of talent to growing startups as well as the approaches startups are taking to build successful teams.
oDesk®, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today released its Fall 2012 Online Work Survey, conducted by independent research firm Genesis Research Associates. The global study of 2,839 businesses that have hired online captured experiences and predictions regarding hiring and the future of work. Findings reveal a belief that “the majority of contractors will be working online by 2020.” For full survey details, including an infographic, please visit: https://www.odesk.com/info/Fall2012OnlineWorkSurvey/.
oDesk®, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, announced today that Stephane Kasriel has joined the company as the Vice President of Product. Mr. Kasriel comes to oDesk with the goal of accelerating innovation in online work technology, empowering both businesses and contractors to collaborate regardless of geographic limitations. He will lead the direction of oDesk’s technology platform, working to ensure that talented professionals anywhere can find satisfying employment, and that businesses can find, hire, manage and pay workers with the skills they need, helping them grow and prosper.
oDesk®, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as an OnDemand Top 100 winner. A company’s inclusion in the OnDemand 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers, as well as game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. oDesk was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.
oDesk®, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that it has received $15 million in Series D funding. Certain investment strategies managed by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. led the round, with participation from Benchmark Capital, Globespan Capital Partners and Sigma Partners.
oDesk Corporation, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that Thomas Layton has been appointed as the company’s new Executive Chairman. In this position, Layton will work closely alongside CEO Gary Swart in an active operating role leading the oDesk® online workplace.
oDesk, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that it is committing online training resources to Connect to Compete, a non-profit announced last month by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, to help educate people in disadvantaged areas in the use of computers and the Internet. The effort to adequately train an online workforce and help individuals find contract jobs helps satisfy the need for seasoned workers, as the market for online work is expected to reach $1 billion in the next year (see separate release for details: oDesk Announces Record Number of Jobs and Contractor Earnings on World’s Largest Online Workplace). Through oDesk’s commitment, thousands of people will benefit from training to work online.
oDesk, the largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that contractors earned a record $22.3 million through the oDesk® website in October. This represents 90% growth from 2010 and places oDesk on a clear trajectory to exceed the size of all other online work companies combined by the end of this year.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-- November 1, 2011 --oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, today announced that it has launched the industry’s first international university program, engaging colleges and universities around the world in training the next generation of highly-skilled online workers. Through the new oDesk University Program, which includes University Seminars and an extended Apprentice Program, students will learn the essentials of building a career online--key to success in today’s global economy.