Workforce Innovation and Wellbeing

Our people programs are designed to support a culture of engagement, belonging, and high performance. We actively support the health, safety, and wellbeing of our team members and prioritize flexibility in a remote-first work environment.

Our Areas of Impact

Building a new hybrid workforce

Our hybrid workforce is defined not only by combining in-person and remote work, but by engaging both employees and independent talent whenever possible. We are designing a work model that keeps us connected from afar, enables flexibility, and operationalizes Upwork's values.

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Ensuring the health and safety of our workforce

We are a people-first business and work hard to support the well-being of our team members. We have policies, procedures, and programs in place to identify and remove workplace hazards and support dignity, purpose, community, and fairness at the center of every working moment.

Knowing our employees have diverse needs and life priorities, we provide comprehensive benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance, in addition to mental health, fertility, paid parental leave, family back-up care, and adoption support.

Upholding human rights

Upwork is committed to respecting human rights—the basic standards of treatment to which all people are entitled—in everything we do. We support the ILO’s Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and expect our team members and business partners to fully comply with all applicable labor and employment laws.

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