WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Upwork, the world's largest freelancing website, in coordination with Consumer Technology Association, R Street Institute and Progressive Policy Institute, is holding a launch event for our new white paper, authored by Prof. Paul Oyer of Stanford Graduate School of Business, titled "The Independent Workforce in America: The Economics of an Increasingly Flexible Labor Market."
WHAT: "The Independent Workforce in America" Panel Discussion
WHEN: 10:00 am ET, November 30, 2016
WHERE: The National Press Club, 529 14th St NW, Washington
WHO: Opening remarks from Stéphane Kasriel, CEO, Upwork
Panel moderated by Michael Petricone, Sr. VP Government Affairs, Consumer Technology Association
Featuring Paul Oyer, Study Author and Fred H. Merrill Professor of Economics, Stanford University Graduate School of Business
Anne Hobson, Technology Policy Fellow, R Street Institute
Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
Shari Cruz (USMC, Retired), Freelance Instructional Designer
Upwork is the world's largest freelancing website. As an increasingly connected and independent workforce goes online, knowledge work —like software, shopping and content before it— is shifting online as well. This shift is making it easier for clients to connect and work with talent in near real-time and is freeing professionals everywhere from having to work at a set time and place.
Freelancers are earning more than $1 billion annually via Upwork. Upwork is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif., with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Oslo, Norway. For more information, visit our website at www.upwork.com, join us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.