Economic Opportunity

Creating inclusive economic opportunities is at the heart of our mission. Our work marketplace empowers clients of all sizes and independent talent to connect and work together in new ways. We’re disrupting outdated perceptions about freelancing, helping freelancers capitalize on their expertise, and building a world with independent talent at the heart of every business.

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Our Areas of Impact

Helping independent talent unlock their potential

From Chicago to Chengdu, we’re helping independent professionals find work on their own terms. Our work marketplace connects talent with a range of clients along with resources to help them upskill, attract new customers, and unlock their potential.

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Building an inclusive work marketplace

We’re committed to making the future of work an inclusive one by maximizing opportunity for diverse independent talent and small businesses. We’re also developing programs and features designed to meet the most pressing needs of our customers and support those in our community facing hardship.

Community engagement

Our community engagement and charitable giving programs are designed to support those who face a biased playing field, systemic discrimination, and limited career development opportunities. As a proud member of Pledge 1%, we created The Upwork Foundation to support high-performing nonprofits that deliver inclusive education, entrepreneurship, and workforce development programs. Upwork also partners with organizations who align with our Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging goals.

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Building the future of work

The nature of work is evolving rapidly. Upwork's thought leadership and resources are designed to help independent talent and companies of all sizes navigate through every change and unlock a new mindset.

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