Upwork Joins The Internet Association
BECKERMAN: “Upwork harnesses the connective power of the internet to improve lives.”
Washington, DC – The Internet Association today announced Upwork as its 40th member. Upwork, the world’s largest freelancing website, helps businesses get more done by making it simple, quick and cost-effective for them to find the right talent for projects requiring specialized skills. Freelance professionals and other small businesses earn more than $1 billion from their clients per year via Upwork.
“Like so many members of the Internet Association, Upwork harnesses the connective power of the internet to improve lives,” said Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman. “Internet platforms like Upwork are revolutionizing traditional employment models, providing companies easier access to talent, and giving users the freedom and flexibility to earn money on their own terms.”
Freelancers use Upwork’s platform to find clients, performing any type of knowledge work that can be done online, such as web development, graphic design, and accounting. According to Staffing Industry Analysts, the company is ranked #1 among online staffing platforms.
“We’re excited to work with the Internet Association to support policies that foster innovation and increase economic opportunity,” said Upwork CEO Stephane Kasriel. “At Upwork, our vision of work without limits drives how we serve our community. Especially here in the U.S., where freelancers account for more than a third of the workforce, our efforts with the Internet Association will help deepen understanding among policymakers of the economic impact freelancers have.”
Upwork is the world’s largest freelancing website. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work —like software, shopping and content before it— is shifting online as well. This shift is making it easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place. Freelancers are earning more than $1 billion annually via Upwork. Upwork is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in San Francisco and Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit our website at www.upwork.com, join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
About Internet Association
The Internet Association’s mission is to foster innovation, promote economic growth, and empower people through the free and open Internet. The Internet creates unprecedented benefits for society, and as the voice of the world’s leading Internet companies, we ensure stakeholders understand these benefits. The Internet Association represents the interests of leading Internet companies including Airbnb, Amazon, Auction.com, Coinbase, DoorDash, Dropbox, eBay, Etsy, Expedia, Facebook, Fanduel, Google, Groupon, Handy, IAC, Intuit, LinkedIn, Lyft, Monster Worldwide, Netflix, Pandora, PayPal, Pinterest, Practice Fusion, Rackspace, reddit, Salesforce.com, Snapchat, SurveyMonkey, TransferWise, TripAdvisor, Turo, Twitter, Uber Technologies, Inc., Upwork, Yahoo!, Yelp, Zenefits, and Zynga. www.InternetAssociation.org.