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oDesk, the leading marketplace for online workteams, today announced the availability of Facebook Connect for oDesk registered buyers and providers. By integrating with Facebook Connect, oDesk enables its users worldwide to tap their social graph of Facebook friends to source candidates for jobs posted on oDesk, promote their own work skills, and create a verifiable online work presence.
"The ability to leverage social media to uncover new opportunities is key to success in this difficult economy,” said Gary Swart, oDesk CEO. “oDesk has always been committed to enabling successful online work relationships, and now - through the use of Facebook Connect - oDesk users can rely on their existing Facebook friends and colleagues to connect them with timely, relevant opportunities and potential job candidates."
With Facebook Connect, oDesk users can share important events with their friends on Facebook:
Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. Facebook users communicate and share information through the social graph, the network of connections and relationships between people. With more than 200 million active users, Facebook is the fourth-most trafficked website in the United States.
About oDesk Corporation
oDesk (www.oDesk.com) is the leading marketplace for online workteams with the best model for both buyers and providers:
For buyers: Guaranteed work — every hour billed is an hour worked. Screen captures of each provider's desktop taken at random intervals enable buyers to audit the hours and work completed so they have confidence every hour billed by a remote team member is an hour worked. This capability also enables the buyer to collaborate more closely and re-direct the provider if necessary, much like you do when you manage by walking around your office.
For providers: Guaranteed payment — every hour worked is an hour paid, without the hassle of invoicing or slow-paying clients, making oDesk the preferred marketplace for 275,000+ professional contractors including software engineers, web developers, graphic designers, writers, researchers, administrators, and customer service agents.
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oDesk Contact: Erica Fenik