So, Valeria, if it says "Hires: 1," it means that in fact the client has already hired one person? Or does it just mean that there is only one open position?
I've also seen that instead of "HIres:" it might say "Hired:" What's the diference in this case?
@Valeria K wrote:
Hi Kate, Sometimes clients need to hire more then one person for the same contract. They can choose if they want to hire one freelancer or more when they create that job posting. Thank you.
This doesn't seem like a good way to run the Upwork site. Wasting time and connects when someone has already been hired is not kind to the freelancers. Perhaps they want to make it look like they have more jobs on the site than they really do?
A notice of some sort would be nice! I will keep an eye out for the "hires" from now on!
you are right.
this site sawoff its content and it way they make extra income by purchasing the connection.
Because evryone sped his/her connection on feed's job and they waste his/her connection point.
so this is the worthless sysytem and these will no longer work in freelancing world.
Sometimes the first person they hire does poor work. Then the client will hire yet another freelancer under the same job posting. Nothing is wrong with that. I've been hired several times like that, as the 2nd hire, probably because I was not the lowest bidder.