Freelance contractor Upwork had its finest growth year as a public company last year and CEO Hayden Brown sees no sign of momentum that began before the coronavirus pandemic slowing down when the economy reopens.Younger employees, scarred by a job market battered by 2 economic downturns in simply over a years, are significantly looking for more control and versatility over their careers. The independent economy has actually interfered with various markets, offering increase to home names like Uber and DoorDash.Brown stated more than 70% of freelancers on the platform are college educated and many are making high wages.Unlike ride-hailing apps like Uber, which saw earnings tank 21% amidst the pandemic after years of multi-digit growth, the small-cap Upwork saw service speed up in 2020. Revenues of the Santa Clara, California-based company surged 24% last year to $373.63 million.Shares are up 522% over the past 12 months and struck a 52-week high Wednesday prior to closing at $53.36.