The client can close the job if they hired someone or decided not to hire anybody or Upwork can close a job if it's in violation of ToS. Jobs expire after 30 days of inactivity.
That's absolutely unacceptable, since freelancers use connects as a currency to get hired to jobs. Customers that have hired people should have the job automatically closed.
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