SYSTEMS: Hiring dozens of freelancers or contractors in the tech is nothing new - but figures suggest it is on the rise. But how companies structure for this shift in workforce patterns and where do they go for the talent poses more questions than answers. Read more on The Next Web.
In conversations about tech freelancing and online marketplaces for remote contract workers in the industry, the name of oDesk floats up pretty often.
Founded in 2005, the company has since delivered more than $1 billion from employers to freelancers.
oDesk claims that it dominates the market of online freelance marketplaces with $360 million spent by its clients in 2012; this number for the five closest competitors combined – Elance, Freelancer, Guru, People Per Hour, and 99Designs – reaches only $310 million.
The company is at the center of a growing movement, so what does believe will happen to the wider marketplace in the future?
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