The Upwork community unites talent across 180+ countries, and we're proud to host a marketplace full of opportunities. COVID-19 has created uncertainty for all of us.

We're working to provide resources to businesses and freelancers, both now and in the days ahead.


Programs and Financial Support

We're working to provide access to financial support for as many users as possible.

$1 Million Grant Program

We’re giving $1 million in talent grants to support businesses working to counter the impact of COVID-19. The Work Together Talent Grants Program is designed to support projects with missions directly tied to mitigating COVID-19’s devastating impact on individuals, communities, and economies everywhere.

U.S. Government Support for Clients

The U.S. federal government has taken steps to provide economic relief in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic and the toll it has taken on the workforce. Learn more here.

U.S. Government Support for Freelancers

The U.S. federal government has taken steps to provide economic relief in response to the growing COVID-19 pandemic and the toll it has taken on the workforce. Learn more here.

Access SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan with Veem

We have partnered with global payments platform, Veem to help US-based talent and clients apply for the SBA Paycheck Protection Program. Small businesses, sole proprietors, independent contractors, and self-employed persons are eligible to apply. Learn more here.


Trust and Safety

Our team wants your online experience to be safe and successful. Check out their tips.

Staying Safe on Upwork

We take great measures to keep our global marketplace safe, and we’re committed to doing our best to prevent or address suspicious activity. Learn more about our safety tips and best practices here.

Report Suspicious User Activity

Upwork has a number of security protocols in place to allow users to report suspicious activity on our site. We encourage you to report any activity that looks suspicious or seems inappropriate. Learn more about the process here. 



Tools and Resources 

We've launched new features in light of COVID-19, and worked to improve old ones. Take a look.

Faster Payouts

At Upwork, it’s our company mission to create economic opportunities so that people have better lives. Our team works every day to craft innovations and improvements to our user experience.

Faster payments from Upwork have risen to the top of our users’ request list, especially facing the current COVID-19 crisis. We’re excited to announce that our latest update will cut payment wait times in half for Top Rated freelancers and agencies. 

Job Templates

See how other businesses are connecting with experts to adjust in these uncertain times. Choose a job template to quickly fill projects you need now. See the templates here.

Direct Contracts

We're committed to helping independent professionals grow their business. With Direct Contracts, freelancers can easily create fixed-price and hourly contracts with non-Upwork clients, and get access to features such as escrow services, dispute assistance, simplified contract management, and instant payments.

Remote Work Resource Center

Our in-depth Remote Work Resource Center features best practices to help you successfully build and manage remote teams, all based on our 20 years as a leader in remote work.

Business Resources

We're always updating our Business Resources. Get to know the service providers who are ready to help your business grow.


Find more updates on the dedicated COVID-19 Resource Page at

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