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Under the Microscope: LinkedIn Launches a Professional Services Marketplace

LinkedIn’s new service called Marketplaces will allow 740 million users to find, connect with, and book freelancers. Taking on numerous platforms like Upwork, Fiverr, Business Talent Group, The Second Shift, Communo, and many more, this Microsoft-owned service fulfills a growing need for white-collar work connection. 

The announcement of their new endeavor raises many questions: Will LinkedIn accelerate the gig economy’s rise for knowledge work? Will their new services pose a threat to staffing agencies? David Francis, Head of Research at Talent Tech Labs, weighs in as we dissect their latest service. 

@TalentTechLabs David Francis discusses @LinkedIn’s newest service, Marketplaces, in their latest blog: Click To Tweet What Is LinkedIn Marketplaces?

As one of the largest professional networking platforms, LinkedIn is the perfect place for a platform like Marketplaces. The primary goal is to tap into a small but growing market for websites that connect primarily white-collar professionals, such as