The Way We Work

2016 Work Predictions: What’s Hot and What’s Not

December 16, 2015 by

As businesses plan to outmaneuver competition in 2016, what should they know? Upwork has the privilege of witnessing trends in the freelance market before they hit the labor market. Rich Pearson, senior vice president of marketing and categories, shares five trends we predict are on the way up (or out) that you should consider in order to remain competitive next year. Read Full Article

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MOOCs: The Future of Higher Education is Flexible, Free, and Mobile Friendly

November 3, 2015 by

However you choose to navigate life as a working adult, one thing is clear: This isn’t the job market of your parents’ generation—and that includes your education. Massive open online courses (MOOCs) bring higher learning to the masses regardless of location or income, adjusted to fit your needs. Dr. Kristin Palmer, Director of Online Learning Programs for the University of Virginia (UVa), explains how MOOCs are changing education, admissions, and the way we learn essential new skills. Read Full Article

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Baby Boomers Increasingly Choose to Freelance

October 14, 2015 by

Thousands of boomers are using their skills and expertise to become their own boss, freelancing through online talent marketplaces. In fact, according to the second annual “Freelancing in America” study sponsored by Upwork and Freelancers Union, those 65+ are most likely to start freelancing by choice and now account for about 30 percent of U.S. freelancers. Meet three mature professionals who are pursuing a different way of work. Read Full Article