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The minimum Hourly rate applies to all freelancers

This is indeed great news that O desk has implemented this for all freelancers. I just got it confirmed from O desk Help Center. No client can hire for less than 4.44$ from now onwards. We will have to wait and see if this work's out. Will clients agree with this or will they leave O desk all together remains to be seen.

Hi Marie, We are constantly testing different levers to increase the efficiency of the oDesk marketplace to ensure clients are finding the freelancers they need and freelancers are getting the jobs that they are best suited for. We have several tests running to understand what impact a minimum wage would have on the marketplace. As this is a complex area, we expect to run these tests in the marketplace for a significant time period. However we are not currently implementing a universal minimum wage. Hope this helps!
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