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use of UpWork as a generic job board

Is it just me or is anyone else out there seeing this trend of people trying to use UpWork as a generic job board now instead of what the site is intended for? I would think that someone at the company would screen such things but not from my recent observations......

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It depends on what you mean by "generic job board." If you're comparing this to an employment site that provides job listings for potential employees--you're right, and I think it's Upwork 's doing.


Some of their recent marketing campaigns have focused on attracting clients who want to hire full-timers. So, instead of just freelancers and freelancing, a lot of folks show up looking for part-time or full-time jobs, and several clients are creating jobs posts strictly to hire employees or convert a freelancer to a full-time employee.


Upwork pretty much forecasted this move a few years back when implementing the "Contract-for-hire" feature which allows freelancers to start a contract and later explore a full-time option.

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