@Ron W wrote:
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I tried to read my crystal ball, but it failed to disclose the hire status of every job on Upwork.
In general, if it says "Hired" on a job posting that means the client has hired someone, but it does NOT mean they are not still looking.
Eventually (30 days inactivity) job postings expire but not after a few days.
Clients do not always remember to close a job postin g when they hire (they are given the option to do so while sending an offer) or even abandon a project altogether.
However, a few days is nothing. Many clients take their time when they are hiring!
A job is removed after either the client closes it, Upwork removes it for some reason, or it's been inactive for some time (Petra said 30 days, I think that's correct).
It's up to you if you want to spend your connects on a job that has been open for a while and/or already has hires.