TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine named vWorker to its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at an important segment of the American economy—independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, and the iconic children's red wagon maker Radio Flyer rank among the prominent brands featured on this year's list. "The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."
This award marks vWorker's fourth consecutive year to earn a spot on the Inc. 5000, where it also ranks among the top sixty privately held, independent firms in the Tampa metro area. A global online jobs marketplace connecting entrepreneurs with skilled workers, vWorker posts work opportunities from nearly 150,000 employers to over 300,000 virtual workers in fields as diverse as website design, secretarial services, and software development. "These businesses and workers seek each other out on our site for the protections we guarantee them," says vWorker founder and CEO Ian Ippolito, attributing part of his company's success to its suite of tools and industry-leading protections: escrow, arbitration, contract record-keeping, ratings system, and more. "By helping our site users get what they need to grow their businesses, we continue to grow too."
Also contributing to its growth, vWorker has maintained a key service differentiator over its competitors as the only outsourcing marketplace to provide free money-back guarantees to its outsourcers and free payment guarantees to its virtual workers on all projects.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on www.inc.com/5000.
Note: vWorker appears on the Inc. 5000 under its former DBA name "Rent a Coder."