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Osmo Announces New Retail Partnership: Families Traveling Through U.S. Airports Memorial Day Weekend Can Purchase Osmo’s STEAM Products at InMotion Stores

Osmo

According to parents, kids love playing Osmo at school, at home, and even while they are on vacation. To reach families with school-aged kids (3-10 years) who love to shop while traveling, award-winning STEAM brand Osmo announces a new exclusive partnership with the country’s largest airport-based electronics retailer, InMotion, plus its sister venues iStore and Soundbalance, which offer cutting-edge and diverse premium electronics for tech-savvy business and leisure travelers. Starting May 29, 2021, four of Osmo’s best-selling kits will be available for purchase at InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore airport and resort locations across the country. “We’re thrilled to be launching our best-selling STEM/STEAM kits for iPad at so many InMotion locations across the country, during one of the busiest and most anticipated travel holidays, and this pivotal reopening time,” says Richard Ryan, Senior Director of U.S. Omnichannel Sales at Osmo. “Today’s parents feel that traveling with technology is a must, even for their kids, who are looking for the best products and entertainment to use while on the road. And, with tablet technology being easier to operate while in flight, kids can easily play with Osmo’s engaging array of learning games.” “The travel industry’s resilience is clear, and we are ready for the pent up demand for travel. The toy industry is experiencing a 16% increase over last year and InMotion is intent on delivering gaming technology to all ages. Osmo is the ideal kids’ system for engagement and happiness while traveling and we’re elated to introduce our exclusive partnership to the traveling consumers. Families are traveling more as virtual education is more readily available. Families look to toys to help keep their children engaged, active, and delighted,” says Eden Goldberg, Divisional Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InMotion Entertainment Group, LLC. Almost half of the retail locations will feature Osmo’s STEAM kits stacked in floor displays, while over half of the locations will showcase a powered display with video, interactive display, and all four Osmo kits. Orlando, Detroit and New York City/LaGuardia airport locations will soon offer interactive displays that allow families to sit and test out products, while shopping. The four Osmo products currently offered by InMotion, Soundbalance and iStore, are: Little Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $79) Genius Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) Creative Starter Kit for iPad (retail $69) Coding Starter Kit for iPad (retail $99) InMotion, Soundbalance, and iStore airport locations currently carrying Osmo include: Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Charlotte, Dallas, Detroit, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Newark, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Salt Lake City, Seattle, San Diego, San Francisco, Windsor Locks (CT), Baltimore, Washington D.C./Dulles, Washington D.C./Reagan, and New York City/LaGuardia. InMotion casino locations carrying Osmo include: Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas. About InMotion InMotion Entertainment Group is the largest airport-based electronics retailer with more than 120 locations throughout the United States. Together with Marshall Retail Group, InMotion is a part of world-renowned retailer WH Smith. InMotion operates in 44 of the top performing U.S. airports as InMotion, Soundbalance, Headphone Hub, and iStore. With access and insight into the latest technologies for business and leisure travelers, InMotion offers lifestyle products and electronics that include a wide breadth of headphones, mobile power, Bluetooth speakers and travel accessories. InMotion has been the recipient of numerous industry awards that include recognition by Airport Experience News for "Best Specialty Retailer" and "Best Concessions, Highest Regard for Customer Service" for four years running. It has been acknowledged by USA Today as one of the "10 Best" Airport Concession Stores nationwide. InMotion Entertainment Group also remains the only airport retailer to appear in the two industry indexes: Dealerscope's Top 101 Consumer Electronics Retailer List for nine consecutive years, along with ranking in the Top 50 of Twice Magazine's Top 100 CE Retailers. The award-winning, knowledgeable sales associates provide an exceptional experience, with live demonstrations of every product in the store to help travelers choose the best products for their journey. For more information and real-time updates, visit InMotion online at InMotionStores.com. Follow the conversations on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. About Osmo Osmo is an award-winning STEAM brand whose products are used in over 50,000 classrooms and 2.5 million homes. It is building a universe of hands-on play experiences that nourish the minds of children by unleashing the power of imagination. The company brings physical tools into the digital world through augmented reality and its proprietary reflective artificial intelligence. Founded in 2013 by ex-Google engineers Pramod Sharma and Jerome Scholler, the Osmo Play System fuses digital gameplay and physical interaction to create fun and nutritious play experiences designed for all kids. Osmo is headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Learn more at playosmo.com. Contact Details Carolyn Kamii PR Carolyn Kamii carolynkpr@gmail.com Osmo Karen O'Dell karen@playosmo.com Company Website http://www.playosmo.com

May 26, 2021 04:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

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Goodway Group Appoints Kandi Gongora as Chief Transformation & People Officer

Goodway Group

Goodway Group, the digital partner advertisers trust to deliver campaign performance and media efficiency, has appointed Kandi Gongora to the newly created position of Chief Transformation & People Officer. In this new role, Kandi is responsible for driving company growth as a leading full service Digital Agency by ensuring the business maintains relevant, innovative and industry-leading standards as the world of work and the landscape of business continues to shift and transform. As Chief Transformation & People Officer, Gongora will be responsible for overseeing the entire organization's brand messaging by considering people, data and infrastructure in a cross-functional way, thus ensuring a seamless transformation across the organization. Gongora will manage employee experience, Center of Excellence, sales operations, internal communications, and business & organizational strategy. She also maintains a global perspective while overseeing Goodway’s international arm, CvE. This role will enable collaboration, cohesion and communication across all functions and employees. “When exploring existing titles such as Chief Operating Officer and Chief People Officer, I realized these titles didn’t fit the gap I was looking to fill. When I really thought about what the next iteration of people experience and organizational excellence would be, I knew that a Transformation officer was really the way of the future,” said Gongora. “Moving forward, as we adapt and change to a post-pandemic world, we will have to look at things differently and transform in life and as organizations. With compassion as my guide, I’m excited to drive change as CTPO.” This CTPO role is fast-paced, high-impact, and requires both the flexibility and learning agility to pivot with changing business needs and industry trends. Gongora is one-part architect of change, one-part people coach, and one-part mobilizer who can inspire people to make change happen. With businesses looking ahead, there is a need for adaptability and agility within each organization. The future of work and the future of business is evolving, and new roles like the Chief Transformation & People Officer will help businesses to thrive. “We are thrilled to see Kandi take on the new Chief Transformation & People Officer position, an important role that we believe will emerge across industries,” said Jay Friedman, President of Goodway Group. “Kandi is well respected amongst her colleagues and the leadership team and has a passion for working with others to create new experiences that push Goodway Group forward. As a fully remote organization, we need leaders who can connect with our employees through any and all mediums, and Kandi is that person. With her at the helm of our people and organizational operations, I’m confident that Goodway Group will continue to rapidly grow with one of the best teams and company cultures in the business.” Goodway Group has consistently been recognized for its company culture by organizations such as Fortune’s Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, Ad Age’s Best Places to Work List and Digiday’s Work/Life Award. In 2021, Goodway Group was ranked third on Ad Age’s 2021 Best Places to Work list, an annual ranking of companies that lead the pack in benefits, culture and other key factors. Ad Age recognized Goodway Group for its unique remote workforce model and history of putting its employees first. Additionally, Goodway Group has launched key initiatives including Community Resource Groups to provide a safe space for employees to connect and express themselves, ongoing leadership education programs, a well-being program, and additional work/life integration with company-led virtual childcare and flexible work hours. Gongora previously served as VP of people and organizational development and has been at Goodway Group since 2016. Recently Gongora was a part of building a ‘Teams Leading Teams’ model, which focuses on more collaboration and networking and breaking down traditional siloes. Gongora is a member of the Global Goodway Leadership Team and answers directly to the company President, Jay Friedman. About Goodway Group: Goodway Group is the digital partner advertisers trust to drive campaign performance and media efficiency. Proud to be completely independently owned and operated, Goodway provides trustworthy expertise that meets its clients' needs – and no one else's. Using predictive intelligence, data science, and analytics, Goodway helps advertisers get the most value out of every impression across all performance media, including programmatic, social, search, CTV and more. Through the combination of employing the smartest technology and the most experienced people in the industry, Goodway delivers authentic results. Find Goodway Group online at goodwaygroup.com. Honestly, Smart, Digital. Contact Details Kite Hill PR for Goodway Group Rachel Wyncoop +1 631-338-7248 rwyncoop@kitehillpr.com Company Website https://www.goodwaygroup.com/

May 25, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Freightlancer acquires freight marketplace Loadshift, receives investment from Maas Group founders, appoints new CEO.

Freelancer.com

Freelancer Limited (ASX: FLN) (OTCQX: FLNCF), the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and jobs posted, today announced that it’s partially owned subsidiary, Freightlancer, acquired Loadshift, Australia’s largest heavy haulage freight marketplace with 85.8 million kilometers of freight requested in 2020. At the same time, Freightlancer received $3.7 million investment from Wes Maas, CEO and founder of Maas Group Holdings (ASX: MGH, market capitalisation $1.2b), a diversified industrials group, Tom Cavanagh, CEO & founder of EMS Group (now a division of ASX:MGH), a specialist in machinery hire, sales, repairs and rebuilds to support underground mining and tunnelling and others. Startive Ventures, a venture fund focused on global technology and Internet startup opportunities also participated in the round. Tom Cavanagh, an experienced executive in the mining & equipment industries as founder and CEO of EMS group is also joining Freightlancer as Chief Executive. Founded in March 2007 by entrepreneur Phil Callaghan, Loadshift has grown to be Australia’s largest online heavy haulage freight marketplace with 68,837 freight requests (up 26.8%) for 85.8 million kilometres of freight requested in CY 2020 and over 73,000 loads posted in the last twelve months. Loadshift In FY20, Loadshift EBITDA was approximately $766k. The purchase price was $7.7 million. Freelancer Limited owns 53% of Freightlancer Holdings Pty Ltd after the transactions closed. Forward-looking statements This document contains certain "forward-looking statements". The words "anticipate", "believe", "expect", "project", "forecast", "estimate", “outlook”, “upside”, "likely", "intend", "should", "could", "may", "target", "plan" and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Indications of, and guidance on, future earnings and financial position and performance, including Freelancer’s FY21 outlook, are also forward-looking statements, as are statements regarding Freelancer’s plans and strategies and the development of the market. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Freelancer, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Freelancer cannot give any assurance or guarantee that the assumptions upon which management based its forward-looking statements will prove to be correct or exhaustive beyond the date of its making, or that Freelancer's business and operations will not be affected by other factors not currently foreseeable by management or beyond its control. Such forward-looking statements only speak as at the date of this announcement and Freelancer assumes no obligation to update such information. The release, publication or distribution of this document in jurisdictions outside Australia may be restricted by law. Any failure to comply with such restrictions may constitute a violation of applicable securities laws. About Freelancer Twelve-time Webby award-winning Freelancer.com is the world’s largest freelancing and crowdsourcing marketplace by total number of users and projects posted. More than 50 million registered users have posted over 19 million projects and contests to date in over 1,800 areas as diverse as website development, logo design, marketing, copywriting, astrophysics, aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Freelancer owns Escrow.com, the leading provider of secure online payments and online transaction management for consumers and businesses on the Internet with over US$5 billion in transactions secured. Freelancer also owns Freightlancer & Loadshift, enterprise freight marketplaces with over 88 million kilometres of freight posted in 2020. Freelancer Limited is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange under the ticker ASX:FLN and is quoted on OTCQX Best Market under the ticker FLNCF. Contact Details Freelancer.com Phil Sylvester +61 400 538 309 psylvester@freelancer.com Freelancer.com Sebastian Siseles +14158012271 sebastian@freelancer.com Freelancer.com Helma Kusuma +19179202356 helma@freelancer.com Company Website https://www.freelancer.com

May 25, 2021 06:30 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Water Safety Tips for Kids and Families

YourUpdateTV

A video accompanying this announcement is available at: https://youtu.be/Jtr26YxL4E8 When summer starts to heat up, there's nothing better than heading to the pool or beach with your family and friends to cool off. However, as outings near bodies of water begin to take place, it’s crucial to keep water safety top of mind. Sadly, in 2021, drowning remains a leading cause of death for children, taking thousands of young lives every year in the United States. In fact, every day, two children fall victim to the lethal dangers that are associated with water-related accidents, leaving millions of families questioning what they could have done to prevent the unthinkable. However, if you remain vigilant and put the right steps in place, these tragedies can be prevented. To support bridging the knowledge gap around swim safety, Leslie’s is also announcing a three-year partnership with the YMCA focused on swim education. Through an annual donation of $100,000, the YMCA will extend their water-safety programming to reach children at the highest risk of drowning and provide them with water-safety skills, education, and training. Leslie’s will also be collecting donations to support the YMCA’s water safety programs in their stores through the summer. The partnership includes expanding access to swim lessons, lifeguard training and increased water safety program instruction at local YMCAs Founded in 1963, Leslie’s is the largest and most trusted pool and spa retailer in the U.S. and has everything you need to take care of your pool and spa so you can spend more time enjoying the water. Leslie’s has over 930 stores across the country, with local experts ready to help with all your pool and spa care needs. The company employs more than 5,000 associates, pool and spa care experts, and certified technicians Leslie’s is dedicated to empowering consumers with the knowledge, products, and solutions necessary to confidently maintain and enjoy their pools and spas. For more information, please visit LesliesPools.com About YourUpdateTV: YourUpdateTV is a social media video portal for organizations to share their content. It includes separate channels for Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, Media and Entertainment, Money and Finance, Social Responsibility, Sports and Technology. Contact Details YourUpdateTV +1 212-736-2727 yourupdatetv@gmail.com

May 24, 2021 04:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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The Swarthmore Group Adds Jocelin Reed as Senior Equity Portfolio Manager

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Investment advisory firm The Swarthmore Group announced that Jocelin Reed, CFA, is joining the firm as a Senior Equity Portfolio Manager. The firm successfully represents institutional clients, pension funds, endowments, high net worth individuals, insurance companies, and retirement plans. Reed was most recently a Principal and Portfolio Manager for AJO Partners in Philadelphia where she oversaw U.S. Equity Strategies totaling more than $10 billion in assets. She has more than 30 years of experience in the financial services sector, including 19 years with Bank of New York Mellon and its investment subsidiaries. “Jocelin will be a wonderful addition to The Swarthmore Group,” said James Nevels, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Swarthmore. “She will be assuming the Senior Equity Portfolio Manager position from our colleague, Kurt Brunner, who has served our clients ably and well for nearly three decades. Jocelin and the recently hired fixed income team position the firm to serve our clients for decades to come.” Reed has experience in equity research and portfolio management across all segments of the equity markets. Over her tenures at Mellon Capital Management and AJO Partners, she developed a keen eye for the types of investments that are rewarded as well as the know-how to build portfolios that exceed client expectations. She has been a client-facing advisor during most of her career and specializes in developing and researching materials for clients and externals stakeholders. “I look forward to working with The Swarthmore Group Team in the continuing evolution of an exceptional firm,” said Reed. “Most importantly, I’m fortunate to be working with a like-minded team in its commitment to long-term client relationships.” Reed earned a bachelor's degree in finance from Penn State University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. Jocelin is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Society Philadelphia. The Swarthmore Group is one of the oldest, active, minority-owned registered investment advisors headquartered in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It offers wealth management, institutional investing, and institutional consulting services to a diverse group of individuals and institutions. More information is available at www.swarthmoregroup.com. Contact Details David PR Group John P. David +1 305-724-3903 john@davidpr.com Company Website http://www.swarthmoregroup.com

May 21, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Apple Named in Federal Antitrust Lawsuit Filed by Entertainment Company

Primary Productions, LLC

Primary Productions LLC recently charged Apple with antitrust violations of the Sherman Act, alleging restraint of trade for how the technology giant inhibits developer access to Apple’s App Store and userbase. The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of millions of software developers that are blocked from the App Store in favor of apps developed by Apple and its cronies. The complaint states it is first-to-file such a case protecting developers of free apps. In 2018, the group developed an app designed to educate the public about blockchain wallets by distributing hundreds of millions of dollars of free digital blockchain encryption currency, aka cryptocurrency. Apple killed the app before release because it allegedly threatened Apple’s low-price gaming Apple Arcade. Anticompetitive exclusion from a marketplace, such as that of smartphone enhanced internet commerce, is prohibited by civil and criminal code formalized as the Sherman Act of 1890. The lawsuit states that “Apple has so far distanced the independent developer from direct access to his or her audience, that critical commerce is restrained in violation of the Sherman Act.” The lawsuit further states that “in 2021 alone, as of filing, Apple has already rejected one million apps, representing millions of person-hours of lost work, all to appease the Apple giant.” “Apple is a monopsony retail buyer of apps, and hence underpays developers, even those of free apps, when it disallows them or suppresses their ranking on the App Store,” said attorney Keith Mathews. “Broader than existing Apple antitrust litigation, this case finally protects independent developers of free apps.” As for solutions beyond monetary damages, which could exceed $100 billion, the lawsuit demands an injunction requiring Apple to permit due process before denying an app, via an “App Court” to act independently and thereby avoid the problem of favoritism and cronyism. Attorney Mathews’ firm, Associated Attorneys of New England, seeks to join the New Hampshire-based Coronavirus Reporter app lawsuit to create a multi-district national litigation effort. That app, despite being designed by Dr. Robert Roberts, who consulted for NASA, developed the quantitative test that has been used to diagnose heart attacks, and chaired the prestigious Fields Medal committee, was blocked by Apple from being the first COVID-19 app in February 2020. Download a copy of the complaint here and at www.LawsuitPressRelease.com. Contact Details LawsuitPressRelease.com John P. David +1 888-859-6637 john@lawsuitpressrelease.com

May 20, 2021 03:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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Phase 4 Services Taps MCR Labs Operations Director for CFO Role

MCR Labs

Adding to their roster of cannabis industry and laboratory operations experts, Phase 4 Services, a laboratory management and consulting firm, has hired Ross Gutman to serve as vice president & chief financial officer. Gutman has served as director of business operations at MCR Labs, one of the oldest and most well-known cannabis testing labs on the East Coast, for nearly six years. He will draw on the knowledge and experience he’s gained while growing MCR Labs into a multimillion-dollar operation to assist Phase 4 clients with establishing effective finance, accounting, and administrative processes. Gutman will continue to guide business operations at MCR Labs while he takes on additional duties of strategic planning and process improvement for Phase 4 and their clients. “This is an important opportunity for Ross,” said Michael Kahn, president and founder of MCR Labs. “His work for us was the turning point in going from being a great local testing lab to becoming an organization capable of scaling operations and expanding at the same pace as the rest of the cannabis industry.” Phase 4 Services works with cannabis testing labs in both the marijuana and hemp industries to streamline administrative processes, advance testing capabilities, and scale operations to meet the ever-growing demand for reliable compliance testing. About Phase 4 Services: Phase 4 Services is a scientific consulting and laboratory management firm dedicated to growing, supporting, and enhancing hemp and cannabis testing laboratories. Founded by experts in analytical testing, pharmaceutical chemistry, business administration, and development strategy, our team is equipped with the knowledge and experience necessary to ensure partner laboratories are successful in their pursuit of advancing public health and safety for cannabis patients and consumers. For more information visit http://phase4services.com. Contact Details Phase 4 Services Joe Crinkley +1 857-230-0839 pr@phase4services.com Company Website https://phase4services.com/

May 20, 2021 07:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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Cyvatar Wins Two Coveted Global InfoSec Awards at RSA 2021

Cyvatar

Cyvatar today announced two more prestigious industry award wins, this time as 2021 Global InfoSec award winners for the Cutting-Edge in Cybersecurity-as-a-Service (CSaaS) and the Most Innovative SecOps-as-a-Service, by Cyber Defense Magazine--the industry’s leading electronic information security magazine. This year marks Cyber Defense Magazine’s ninth year of honoring global InfoSec innovators. Its submission requirements are for any startup, early-stage, later stage, or public companies in the information security space who have a unique and compelling value proposition for their product or service. “We’re thrilled to receive one of the most prestigious and coveted cybersecurity awards in the world from Cyber Defense Magazine,” said Cyvatar Co-Founder and Chief Executive Corey White. “We knew the competition would be tough, and with top judges who are leading infosec experts from around the globe, we couldn’t be more pleased.”. Award judges are CISSP, FMDHS, CEH, certified security professionals who voted based on their independent review of the company submitted materials on the website of each submission including but not limited to data sheets, white papers, product literature, and other market variables. “We scoured the globe looking for cybersecurity innovators that could make a huge difference and potentially help turn the tide against the exponential growth in cybercrime, said Gary S. Miliefsky, Publisher of Cyber Defense Magazine. “Cyvatar is absolutely worthy of these coveted awards and consideration for deployment in your environment.” CDM has a flexible philosophy to find more innovative players with new and unique technologies, than the one with the most customers or money in the bank. CDM is always asking “What’s Next?” so we are looking for Next Generation InfoSec Solutions. Whether you’re a small business starting from scratch or need to amplify your existing security investments, Cyvatar is here for you. Get started for free or reach out to Cyvatar at CYVATAR.AI. About Cyber Defense Magazine With over 5 Million monthly readers and growing, and thousands of pages of searchable online infosec content, Cyber Defense Magazine is the premier source of IT Security information for B2B and B2G with our sister magazine Cyber Security Magazine for B2C. We are managed and published by and for ethical, honest, passionate information security professionals. Our mission is to share cutting-edge knowledge, real-world stories and awards on the best ideas, products and services in the information technology industry. We deliver electronic magazines every month online for free, and special editions exclusively for the RSA Conferences. CDM is a proud member of the Cyber Defense Media Group. Learn more about us at https://www.cyberdefensemagazine.com and visit https://www.cyberdefensetv.com and https://www.cyberdefenseradio.com to see and hear some of the most informative interviews of many of these winning company executives. Join a webinar at https://www.cyberdefensewebinars.com and realize that infosec knowledge is power. About Cyvatar Cyvatar is committed to cybersecurity for everyone. As the industry’s first subscription-based, cybersecurity-as-a-service (CSaaS) company, it’s our mission to transform the way the security industry builds, sells, and supports cyber solutions. We empower our members to achieve successful outcomes by providing expert advisors, proven technologies, and a strategic process roadmap to guarantee results that map to their business drivers. Our approach is rooted in proprietary ICARM (installation, configuration, assessment, remediation, maintenance) methodology that delivers smarter, measurable security solutions for superior compliance and cyber-attack protection faster and more efficiently, all at a fixed monthly price. And because we’re a subscription, members can cancel anytime. Cyvatar is headquartered in Irvine, California with locations around the world. Begin your journey to security confidence at CYVATAR.AI and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter. Contact Details Cyvatar KC Higgins +1 303-434-8163 kc@cyvatar.ai Company Website https://cyvatar.ai/

May 19, 2021 12:15 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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America Leads The Charge As 6.3M Estimated to Use CoWorking Spaces By 2025

Ezra

Research from Ezra, the leading provider of digital coaching, has estimated that by 2025, 6.3m of us will be working from a shared office space, with America already leading the workplace revolution. Coworking has grown in popularity with providers such as WeWork providing greater flexibility and affordability on a global scale, to companies who might otherwise have been priced out of a city office space. In the last year alone, the estimated number of worldwide coworking spaces has climbed by 21%, up 42% since 2018 alone. At the same time, demand has also remained robust, with the estimated number of people using a coworking space up by 27% since 2020 and 49% since 2018. It’s predicted that despite the problems caused by Covid, the prominence of coworking spaces is due to climb at an annual rate of 21.3% a year. Ezra’s research shows that this would push the number of global coworking spaces to over 50,000 by 2025, a 207% increase in just 8 years. It would also mean a 284% increase in the number of us working in a shared workplace, with 6.3m predicted to be doing so by 2025. America currently ranks as the world’s coworking hotspot, with an estimated 3,762 shared office spaces. Based on the average capacity of 83 people to an office, Ezra estimates that 312,246 Americans currently work within a shared office. With the average coworking covering 7,308 square foot, that’s 27,492,696 sq ft of shared working space across the United States, again by far the most of any global nation. Of course, America’s labour force is one of the largest in the world at 146m people, with just China and India home to a larger overall workforce. As a result, America’s current coworking setup could accommodate just 0.21% of its total labour force. In this respect, Hong Kong is home to the highest level of coworking spaces with enough to currently accommodate 0.58% of the nation’s total workforce, with Portugal (0.49%), Spain (0.41%), Australia (0.39%), Canada (0.28%) and the UK (0.24%) also ranking ahead of the United States. Founder of Ezra, Nick Goldberg, commented: “Coworking spaces have become incredibly popular in recent years as they not only provide flexibility and affordability, but also a fresh business culture focussed on accessibility and collaboration. Of course, the pandemic will have caused many to swap their shared workspace for a home office for the short term, but this popularity is expected to keep growing as the world reopens and the way we work continues to evolve. America is very much the nation leading this workplace revolution with by far the most coworking spaces and the number of those opting to use them. However, this is a trend we’re seeing emerge on a global scale and one that we expect will continue to gain momentum.” Contact Details Properganda James Lockett +44 20 7856 0185 james@properganda.pr Company Website https://www.helloezra.com

May 19, 2021 08:20 AM Eastern Daylight Time

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