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Sinclair Broadcast Group Establishes Multimillion-Dollar Fund to Provide Support to Regional Sports Networks Freelancers

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 12:18am

BALTIMORE, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) today announced that it has established a multimillion-dollar emergency fund to offer financial support to nearly 1,000 eligible freelancers who work across its FOX Regional Sports Networks, as well as the Marquee Sports Network.

Key Points: 
  • BALTIMORE, March 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --Sinclair Broadcast Group (Nasdaq: SBGI) today announced that it has established a multimillion-dollar emergency fund to offer financial support to nearly 1,000 eligible freelancers who work across its FOX Regional Sports Networks, as well as the Marquee Sports Network.
  • As part of the fund, all eligible freelancers will be able to receive an immediate $2,500 interest-free advance beginning on Friday, April 3rd.
  • The fund is being launched in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has indefinitely halted the production of live sports, depriving these freelancers of work.
  • The $2,500 interest free advance is for eligible freelancers who have worked regularly on a regional sports network's games in a home market last year.

Chair writes to Secretary of State on support for self-employed

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:03pm

Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:

Key Points: 
  • Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:
    The Chancellors package last week to support businesses and employees was welcome.
  • But, with self-employed and freelancers still not covered by support even as many of their businesses are now subject to lock-down there is a worrying gap in the Governments strategy to protect these livelihoods which urgently needs to be put right.
  • Support rapidly needs to be extended to the self-employed and freelancers, to increase the rate of statutory sick pay to the real living wage to help those who are sick or self-isolating, and for the Government to take the ambitious steps required to support the over five million self-employed people in the UK through this crisis.
  • The BEIS Committee has also published today recent correspondence from Hermes and Deliveroo on measures to protect their workers.

Chair writes to Secretary of State on support for self-employed

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:03pm

Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:

Key Points: 
  • Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:
    The Chancellors package last week to support businesses and employees was welcome.
  • But, with self-employed and freelancers still not covered by support even as many of their businesses are now subject to lock-down there is a worrying gap in the Governments strategy to protect these livelihoods which urgently needs to be put right.
  • Support rapidly needs to be extended to the self-employed and freelancers, to increase the rate of statutory sick pay to the real living wage to help those who are sick or self-isolating, and for the Government to take the ambitious steps required to support the over five million self-employed people in the UK through this crisis.
  • The BEIS Committee has also published today recent correspondence from Hermes and Deliveroo on measures to protect their workers.

Chair writes to Secretary of State on support for self-employed

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 - 1:02pm

Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:

Key Points: 
  • Rachel Reeves, Chair of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee said:
    The Chancellors package last week to support businesses and employees was welcome.
  • But, with self-employed and freelancers still not covered by support even as many of their businesses are now subject to lock-down there is a worrying gap in the Governments strategy to protect these livelihoods which urgently needs to be put right.
  • Support rapidly needs to be extended to the self-employed and freelancers, to increase the rate of statutory sick pay to the real living wage to help those who are sick or self-isolating, and for the Government to take the ambitious steps required to support the over five million self-employed people in the UK through this crisis.
  • The BEIS Committee has also published today recent correspondence from Hermes and Deliveroo on measures to protect their workers.

Upwork CEO Hayden Brown Named to Staffing Industry Analysts’ Staffing 100 North America List

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 1:00pm

Upwork , the leading online talent solution, announced that its President and CEO, Hayden Brown, has been named by Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) to the 2020 Staffing 100 North America list.

Key Points: 
  • Upwork , the leading online talent solution, announced that its President and CEO, Hayden Brown, has been named by Staffing Industry Analyst (SIA) to the 2020 Staffing 100 North America list.
  • Now in its ninth year, the Staffing 100 honors notable influencers whose impact on the workforce solutions ecosystem elevates the staffing industry and drives its evolution.
  • As President and CEO of Upwork, Hayden Brown drives the companys mission to create economic opportunities so people have better lives.
  • Im honored to be named to SIAs Staffing 100 list, said Brown.

Ontology & MicroWorkers Partner to Enhance Global Freelancing Marketplaces

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 3:00pm

SINGAPORE and DALLAS, Feb. 27,2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Global freelancing marketplace leader MicroWorkers is partnering with Ontology to speed up payments and to secure identity and reputation data on the blockchain for its over 1.5 million workers.

Key Points: 
  • SINGAPORE and DALLAS, Feb. 27,2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Global freelancing marketplace leader MicroWorkers is partnering with Ontology to speed up payments and to secure identity and reputation data on the blockchain for its over 1.5 million workers.
  • MicroWorkers will use ONT to make near-instant and low-fee payments to a targeted group of global freelancers.
  • The global online freelancing market is growing fast, and industry players have not responded to the growing demand from freelancers for faster payments and more opportunities.
  • "Global demand for AI-training and human-in-the loop task work is booming in 2020," said Nhatvi Nguyen, MicroWorkers CEO.

LAWCLERK Achieves Record Year of Growth in Revenue, Projects and Total Users

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:01pm

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LAWCLERK , the leading online marketplace for freelance lawyers, today announced record year-over-year revenue growth of 400%.

Key Points: 
  • LAS VEGAS, Feb. 26, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- LAWCLERK , the leading online marketplace for freelance lawyers, today announced record year-over-year revenue growth of 400%.
  • In 2019, activity on LAWCLERK's site increased dramatically, with three times the number of projects and twice the number of active users compared to 2018.
  • In addition, the scope, complexity and value of projects outsourced to freelancers grew substantially, marked by a sharp uptick in appellate work over the past year.
  • This growth is in part due to the rollout of LAWCLERK's Dedicated Advisor program, giving users their own advisor to help them use and improve their practices with LAWCLERK.

Freelancers on Fiverr Have Earned Over a Billion Dollars Since Launch Ten Years Ago

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 1:00pm

In celebration of its tenth birthday, Fiverr has also released a list of ten jobs that didnt exist when the company was founded but are defining the modern workforce.

Key Points: 
  • In celebration of its tenth birthday, Fiverr has also released a list of ten jobs that didnt exist when the company was founded but are defining the modern workforce.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200226005179/en/
    Fiverrs purpose is to create opportunities for anyone in the world to build their business, brand, or dream.
  • Ten years and more than a billion dollars earned by our community is a great accomplishment and a credit to the work the skilled freelancers on our platform are doing every day supporting businesses globally.
  • To commemorate the companys tenth anniversary, Fiverr looked at jobs currently allowing people to earn money that have emerged over the last decade.

Upwork Unveils Inaugural Grant Winners Through the Upwork Foundation Initiative

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 2:00pm

Upwork , the leading online talent solution, today announced the winning recipients resulting from its first call for grant applications through The Upwork Foundation , an initiative designed to open up new prospects for those at risk of being left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Key Points: 
  • Upwork , the leading online talent solution, today announced the winning recipients resulting from its first call for grant applications through The Upwork Foundation , an initiative designed to open up new prospects for those at risk of being left behind by the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
  • Grants will be funded by proceeds from an equity contribution through a donor-advised fund in partnership with the Tides Foundation.
  • The Upwork Foundation furthers the companys mission to create economic opportunities so people have better lives.
  • The Upwork Foundation initiative includes a donor-advised fund created through the Tides Foundation.

German Workforce Innovator with the only end-to-end freelance solution raises $7MM from Springer, Jahr and Heine - and brings total funding to +$20MM.

Monday, February 24, 2020 - 4:48pm

"- Marlon Rosenzweig, CEO and Co-Founder

Key Points: 
  • "- Marlon Rosenzweig, CEO and Co-Founder
    Freelancing is a $4 trillion dollar industry globally and more companies are creating processes to embrace freelancers into their workforce strategies.
  • WorkGenius provides a technology platform that allows companies to manage the process from end-to-end rather than utilising several solution providers.
  • Workgenius' expanded its product offering to allow clients to manage existing freelance relationships through the platform.
  • Those dynamics and a continued growth in the freelance market globally, supported the decision to take on additional funding.