Courses on freelancing given to the unemployed

It's estimated that 40% of Americans will be freelancers by 2020 and this phenomenon could be the same in the UK.

A lot of those who cannot get jobs still have skills that they can put to good use. Through freelance sites such as People Per Hour, Elance, Freelancer etc a lot of unemployed people could pick up work and build their own careers as freelancers.

These people do not of course have to stay freelancers forever but it will add something to their CV in a worst case or could lead to a freelancing career in a best case scenario.

I have spoken to tons of unemployed people who have said they wouldn't know where to start with freelancing. If we taught people about freelancing opportunities then it could help our labour count significantly.
Daniel Hall, Veni Vidi Vici Ltd | Thu 20th Feb 2014 at 20:14