We are testing out this new option so that clients can specify when they need a local freelancer, which makes their job post visible to only freelancers near them (we are testing this first in the New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco metro areas). This will prevent clients from receiving proposals from freelancers outside their required area and prevent freelancers from wasting time and Connects submitting proposals for jobs they will not be considered for because they aren’t in the required location.
At this time we are just testing out giving clients the option to post a local job and you cannot search specifically for these jobs. However, when you review job posts you’ll be able to quickly scan and see which ones have this requirement. Based on the results of our testing, we may add the ability to search specifically for these jobs in the future.