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$1 Billion Spent on Work Through oDesk [Infographic]
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$1 Billion Spent on Work Through oDesk [Infographic]

oDesk, the platform that helps to match up skilled workers from across the globe with employers, today announced that it has reached $1 billion in work purchased through its platform.

The company also released lots of data showing the activity on its platform and the cloud labor space in general, predicting the market to grow to $5 billion in 2018.

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oDesk revealed, for instance, the fastest-growing skill categories on its platform, which are engineering, project management, translation, copywriting, and game development. The platform also released the top client and freelancer countries, and where they’re growing the fastest. You can see that data and a number of other statistics in the slides here.

oDesk created an infographic to visualize some of the findings, which we are sharing below. Can online labor become the norm in the near future? Let us know what you think in the comments!

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