Florida Entrepreneur Aims to Stem the Tide of Offshore Job Loss

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New Florida-only Business-to-Business Marketplace seeks to help keep Florida jobs from escaping offshore.

After 20 years of freelancing, Florida entrepreneur and freelance writer Len Dozois is tired of seeing thousands of jobs go to overseas freelancers who take money and projects out of the Florida economy and don't put a penny back in.

His solution is http://www.FloridaFreelancers.com, a freelancer marketplace and job site where clients from all over the world may list their projects and job requirements, but only Florida service providers may bid.

According to Dozois "Florida is rich with skilled freelance service providers in all disciplines. It's time for a marketplace that specializes in connecting these local providers with buyers from all over the world".

General layoffs, local call center closings, an uncertain economy, and a desire to escape for the corporate world have all contributed to an explosion of independent professionals in almost every career field. Marketplaces like FloridaFreelancers.com are an excellent way to match companies who need short-term assistance with people who provide those services as independent contractors.

The new web site supports service providers in many categories including Artists and Designers, Writers and Journalists, Programmers, Photographers, Legal professionals, Accounting and Bookkeeping professionals, Marketing and Salespeople, Translators, Virtual Assistants, Business Coaches and Consultants, Human Resource Providers, and more.

There is no charge for either a service provider or employer to register and employers may post their projects for free. Service providers bid on posted jobs and the employer is free to choose from among all of the biders. A small service charge is paid by both the employer and the service provider only after a bid has been awarded and both parties have agreed to proceed.

Dozois says "Freelancers spend far too much time looking for new business which takes away from their billable time. FloridaFreelancers.com helps solve this problem by sending business opportunities directly to the freelancer at no cost to them unless they win the bid and accept the job. This dramatically lowers the freelancer's cost of advertising and makes more revenue-producing time available to them".

Dozois went on to say that "The employer also benefits by having more experienced talent available to choose from as well as the opportunity to engage that talent at competitive rates which are driven by the bidding process".

Freelancers who live in Florida, and prospective employers from around the world, are invited to register for free at: http://www.FloridaFreelancers.com.

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