Global Trade Upheaval Is Boon for Job Seekers With Legal Skills

Aug. 21, 2019, 2:09 PM

The slowdown in global trade is creating job security for at least one set of professionals.

Professionals with expertise in trade law, patents and international accounting standards are among the highest paid skills this year, according to data compiled by Upwork, a website matching freelancers with employers.

“The fluid nature of an evolving international trade system requires global businesses to adapt and make changes quickly,” Upwork Head of Public Policy Michael McGeary said. “As policies evolve, so do companies’ needs, and the best way to meet those needs efficiently is to work with highly-skilled, independent talent building their own businesses ...

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