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  •  There may be seismic shifts in the labor market (0+ / 0-)

    I have been tracking the emergence of the online eLancing market for several years. Most of the market is handled by 4 big sites (there are many smaller ones):

    elance.com
    oDesk.com
    guru.com
    freelancer.com

    I have hired a lot of people this way (FWIW, about 70%+ have been American). Now that I am retired, I am selling my own services in the same marketplaces. I have clients in the US and overseas.

    As far as overall numbers are concerned, it still isn't a big deal ... yet.

    But anyone who participates in it on either side of the transaction will quickly realize that it is going to grow very fast and, sooner or later, it will have a big impact on how people are employed.

    Our current terminology and models don't begin to reflect the potential (or possibly threat) of this phenomenon.

    Maturity: Doing what you know is right - even though you were told to do it

    by grapes on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 03:26:55 PM PST

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