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Best Places to Find Extra Hands with the Staffing Crisis

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Written by Aysling

Published: 03/22/2022

Finding the employee talent you need can be difficult today. Companies are struggling to find people with the right experience and skills. The unemployment rate is down at 4 percent. And there are millions more job openings than people to fill them.

So, you may be asking yourself: “How can I find help fast?”

One way to handle this problem is to hire a freelancer. More people than ever are working as independent contractors, and there are many experienced freelancers out there for companies to choose from.

The next question you probably have is: “Where can I hire freelancers?”

Here are a few places where you can look to find the freelancers you need.


Businesses can post a job on the Upwork website, hire a freelancer, browse and buy projects, or let Upwork help find talent.

Companies can hire freelancers for many different skillsets in a number of areas, including development and IT, design and creative, sales and marketing, writing and translation, finance and accounting.

Upwork allows businesses to check work samples, client reviews and identity verification. Businesses can interview potential freelancers for a job, negotiate rates, and would only pay for the work they want.

Upwork also offers ready to purchase projects that are tailored to fit the needs of individual companies. It also offers guides of how to find work as a freelancer and grow in the career.


Fiverr also offers the same wide-ranging freelance talent.

Companies can find services at various prices. Fiverr offers no hourly rates, only project-based pricing. You can find freelancers to begin working on a project literally within minutes. Companies know what they will pay up front, and payment is not released until the work is approved.

Fiverr offers services in graphics and design, digital marketing, writing and translation, video and animation, music and audio, programming and tech, business, lifestyle, and data.


With this service, you can post a job and choose freelancers for any size of job across more than 1,800 skillsets. Businesses only pay when the work has been completed and they are satisfied with the quality.

Employers can find the freelancers they need by browsing portfolios of work samples and reading profile reviews. Companies can also get free quotes very quickly. Most of the projects receive a bid within 60 seconds. Freelancer also claims to have the largest pool of quality freelancers globally, with more than 50 million people. Freelancer also offers a time tracker and mobile app to keep employers up to date on work progress.

Industry Specific Job Boards


Folio is a website geared just for the media industry, providing publishers with strategies, news and insight to enhance audience engagement and income growth. It advertises a wide range of resources to help publishers keep up with emerging trends and best practices.

The site also offers a career center to match employers with job seekers. There are 1,800 employers listed along with more than 12,000 job seekers.

Media Job Board

This is another site just for media jobs. It covers a wide range of positions in PR and advertising, marketing, journalism, graphic design, sales account management, media and broadcasting, online marketing, media technology, and other areas.

Job seekers can search jobs by title or location. It also offers free resume posting and job matching.

Through the website, companies can also use the Media Staffing Network to find people. The Media Staffing Network is a staffing company that focuses exclusively on the media industry. MSN has experience with all levels of jobs, in all market sizes across all media platforms.

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