Upwork (formerly Elance-oDesk) is a global online work platform that enables businesses to find, hire, manage, and pay freelance workers via the internet. Businesses can hire freelancers for many types of work, including project management, customer support, marketing, design, translation, and legal services.
Upwork offers a range of ways for business clients to review potential freelance hires, including online skill tests and credential verification services. The company’s unique model provides transparency and protection for both the business and the worker, guaranteeing and tracking work completed and payments made. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, Upwork was created through the 2014 merger of Elance and ODes