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oDesk Releases Facebook Development Skills Test for Remote Software Developers

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With the
Only Such Skills Test Available Today, oDesk Helps Facebook Application
Developers Distinguish Themselves, While Helping Companies Ensure They
Hire the Very Best Facebook Developers

Today
oDesk (www.oDesk.com),
an online marketplace that helps companies hire, manage and pay remote
technology workers around the world, released a Facebook
development skills test
to help businesses hire the most
skilled Facebook application developers to build cool, new widgets and
applications for the popular social networking site.

oDesk provides more than one hundred different skills tests to
help its developers set themselves apart by highlighting their areas of
expertise. With a sophisticated feedback system in place, developers
and other remote technology workers can build their reputations and
command higher pay for their unique skill sets. Other high-demand
development skills in the oDesk marketplace include Ajax, CSS, .Net,
DHTML and ASP, among others. Using oDesk’s transparent remote
work marketplace, employers can search for developers and other skilled
technology workers to hire based on prior employment history and
feedback, test scores, skills and pay rates.

“Since Facebook opened up its platform to third
party developers earlier this year, there have been thousands of
widgets and other applications developed in order to take advantage of
the viral nature of the popular social networking platform,”
said Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk. “We’ve seen a rapid increase
in Facebook
development job opportunities
on oDesk and the oDesk Facebook
Skills Test is a great new tool for finding top Facebook developer
talent.”

oDesk is a marketplace of remote software development firms
and technology freelancers that offers a unique set of integrated
management and collaboration tools to help employers hire, manage and
pay remote teams of employees. Using oDesk’s collaboration
suite, employers track project progress and collaborate with team
members as though all were working in the same office. oDesk handles
all invoicing and payment, making it easy for small to medium size
businesses to access the global talent pool, a luxury once reserved
solely for the large corporation. In addition, oDesk gives technology
freelancers the freedom to work from and get paid anywhere, anytime.

With more than 21,000 tested and rated providers working for
thousands of companies around the world through the oDesk platform,
oDesk is proving that the nature of technology jobs is changing. More
than 1,000,000 hours have been logged in its remote work marketplace
since inception, and the company was recently named one of the
“most promising” companies driving the future of
technology by Red Herring.

About oDesk

Every day, oDesk helps people all over the world work together, as if
they were seated in the same office. Founded in 2004, oDesk (www.oDesk.com)
is a global marketplace for programmers and technology freelancers that
enables businesses to build and manage remote teams. Hiring managers
can search the oDesk network and choose from among thousands of tested,
top-rated technology professionals in over 50 countries around the
world. Using oDesk web-based collaboration tools, project managers can
visually track and verify all work performed, both historically and in
real-time. oDesk is venture-backed by Benchmark Capital, Globespan
Capital Partners and Sigma Partners.

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