Chinese human resource service provider The Tiger launched freelancer recruiting platform Ziwork last Monday. The company claims that Ziwork is the first company in China matching freelancers and companies.
Ziwork comes in two versions, including the website Ziwork.com, and its official account in China’s largest social network, WeChat. On Ziwork, companies can post project jobs with the project time varying from days to months. Freelance professionals can apply for them, and often will have to compete with other applicants.
“On Ziwork, freelancers can turn their free time into satisfactory incomes; diversified needs of the companies will be met too,” said Wen Shuang, founder and CEO of The Tiger.
According to a report by the Chinese authorities, China has seen over 10 million newly registered startups from 2010 to 2015. This may increase the demand for services that are often done by freelance professionals, such as graphic design, translation, coding, etc.
Wen said freelancers in China would soon reach 10 million, and the global freelance market size would be around USD 2 to 3 trillion in the future.
“There has been experienced forerunners outside China, for example the Australia-listed company called Freelancer. We aim to be the pacemaker and innovator of the freelance industry in China,” said Wen.
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