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What does "hires" mean in a job list?

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Weiqi Z Member Since: Nov 3, 2018
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Hi,

I'm new to Upwork. As I was searching for jobs, I found that some jobs' "hire" is 1. Does it mean that someone already is hired and it is meaningless to submit my proposal? It is confusing to me because the job shows up in the "job in progress" and the system still allows me to submit proposal. Can any one tell me if I should skip all jobs that has 1 hire?

 

Thanks.

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Jo-An B Member Since: Aug 2, 2016
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Hi Weiqi,

"Hires" in the "Activity on This Job" section of the job post refers to the number of people the client has already hired for this job.

~ Jo-An

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Asher L Member Since: Nov 27, 2020
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I had the same confusion. 'Hires' should be reworded to 'candidates hired for this listing'. Or in fact the listing should automatically close if they've hired the amount of people they want. It's so stupid and just makes me waste tokens. So backward.

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Martina P Member Since: Jul 11, 2018
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@Weiqi Z wrote:

Hi,

I'm new to Upwork. As I was searching for jobs, I found that some jobs' "hire" is 1. Does it mean that someone already is hired and it is meaningless to submit my proposal? It is confusing to me because the job shows up in the "job in progress" and the system still allows me to submit proposal. Can any one tell me if I should skip all jobs that has 1 hire?

 

Thanks.


 Yes, unless the client specifically states he is looking to hire more than 1 freelancer. 

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