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Can I opt out from local jobs?

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David M Member Since: Aug 16, 2016
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So apparently since I live in West Texas, upwork has decided that jobs in Dallas, Houston and Austin are are great fit for me even though these are very far from me. At this point jobs in Phoenix and Cali are more relevant. Anyway, these are cluttering my job feed and making it very difficult to navigate the avaliable jobs to me. Is there a way to opt out of these?

Bojan S Moderator Member Since: Mar 9, 2018
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Hi David,


While currently there isn't an option to filter out Local Jobs, our product team is working on providing more features that would allow freelancers to filter jobs in their Job Feeds better.


I'll share your feedback and experience with them.

~ Bojan
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James S Member Since: Mar 20, 2015
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At least you're getting them in your state where you live. I live near Seattle (14 miles south) and I get San Fransicico listed as a local job.  





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Julie J Member Since: Jan 28, 2019
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Hi James!


Same here, I live south of Seattle, WA and all of the San Francisco, CA jobs show up first in my feed every day as "local". I have scroll past these every time I log on.


CA is 2 states away from WA.  It's so annoying.

Community Guru
Scott B Member Since: Nov 20, 2015
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As another Seattle area resident, I routinely get San Jose jobs. That's almost 900 miles away. Certainly though local on a galactic level....

Community Guru
Tiffany S Member Since: Jan 15, 2016
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Job feeds are location based?

I've never noticed this and it seems odd, given that the whole point of the site is remote work. 


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Madison R Member Since: May 19, 2018
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It drives me absolutely nuts that local jobs keep getting recommended to me. I live in Rochester, NY, more than 5 hours away from NYC, but almost every job in my feed is a local job in NYC. I wouldn't have come to Upwork if I wanted a local job anyway.

Avery O Moderator Member Since: Nov 23, 2015
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Hi everyone, 


Our engineers are currently investigating why jobs that are pretty far from your locations are shown as local. This doesn’t seem to work as expected and we’ll make sure it’s fixed as soon as possible.

Our team will come back here once this has been sorted out. Thank you for your patience.