oDesk Corporation, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that Thomas Layton has been appointed as the company’s new Executive Chairman. In this position, Layton will work closely alongside CEO Gary Swart in an active operating role leading the oDesk® online workplace.
oDesk, the world’s largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that it is committing online training resources to Connect to Compete, a non-profit announced last month by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, to help educate people in disadvantaged areas in the use of computers and the Internet. The effort to adequately train an online workforce and help individuals find contract jobs helps satisfy the need for seasoned workers, as the market for online work is expected to reach $1 billion in the next year (see separate release for details: oDesk Announces Record Number of Jobs and Contractor Earnings on World’s Largest Online Workplace). Through oDesk’s commitment, thousands of people will benefit from training to work online.
oDesk, the largest and fastest-growing online workplace, today announced that contractors earned a record $22.3 million through the oDesk® website in October. This represents 90% growth from 2010 and places oDesk on a clear trajectory to exceed the size of all other online work companies combined by the end of this year.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-- November 1, 2011 --oDesk, the world’s largest online workplace, today announced that it has launched the industry’s first international university program, engaging colleges and universities around the world in training the next generation of highly-skilled online workers. Through the new oDesk University Program, which includes University Seminars and an extended Apprentice Program, students will learn the essentials of building a career online--key to success in today’s global economy.