LinkedIn plans “marketplaces” for freelancers


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Companies should find employees more easily via the platform – own wallet for payment

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 The  business network LinkedIn is currently working on its own platform for freelancers called “Marketplaces”. ©

 The y should make it easier for companies to find and hire freelance workers. ©

 The  new network of the Microsoft subsidiary will also have its own wallet, with which freelancers can receive their payment more easily.

Getting into business easier

According to the news website “©

 The  Information”, LinkedIn wants to compete with other freelancer platforms such as Upwork or Fiverr with marketplaces. Above all, the platform intends to offer its approximately 740 million users worldwide more professional opportunities. This should increase their activities and create more opportunities for advertising.

LinkedIn already has a tool for finding freelancers called “ProFinder”. With this feature, companies can search for candidates for projects based on specific occupational fields. Marketplaces, however, is designed to make it easier to connect with and do business with freelancers.

More freelancers through Corona

Especially due to the corona pandemic, significantly more workers have become freelancers. According to a study by Upwork, a third of workers in the United States alone were freelancers in September. ©

 The re is a trend towards this type of work, especially among young talents (press release reported:


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