"What were the hot IT skills employers were looking for in 2010?
Elance, the online jobs platform, issued its annual review of the
hot jobs for the year and some predictions for the year ahead.
While the company's analysis is skewed by its focus on online,
contract employment, it provides an interesting snapshot of that
fast-growing segment of the marketplace.
"In the case of Elance itself, the company said over 375,000
jobs were posted at the site this year, during a time of rising
unemployment in the U.S. overall. Elance said online workers earned
more than $100 million in total for the year. Elance said it's
tapping a fertile market, citing estimates by the Freelancers Union
that 30 percent of the U.S. job market (about 42 million workers)
is made up of independent contractors, part-time or temporary
staffers and the self-employed.
""More businesses integrated online workers into their staffing
models and more professionals opted to work online instead of
onsite, marking a fundamental shift in labor practices in 2010,"
Fabio Rosati, CEO of Elance, said in a statement."
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