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8 Tips for Hiring When the Unemployment Rate Is Low

Small businesses often struggle to find the perfect job candidate, even in times of plenty. But when the national unemployment rate is at record lows, hiring becomes even more difficult. At the beginning of the decade, the unemployment rate climbed to 10%. Now that it’s below 4%, business owners are scrambling to hire whoever isn’t …

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Upwork CEO Pushing to Build a Freelance Economy at Scale

The world’s largest freelancing network Upwork raised $187 million in their initial public offering this week. They currently have 375,000 freelancers working for nearly 500,000 clients. Upwork is growing exponentially because of the network effect says Upwork CEO, Stephane Kasriel. “It takes a long time to build the network effect necessary to do this at …

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