Youth unemployment is considered as one of the major economic issues in Sri Lanka. Most of the developed countries use the advancement of technological development in order to solve the youth unemployment. Online outsourcing is one of the effective methods use by all countries in the world irrespective of their level of development, which could potentially contribute to address the youth unemployment challenge with the use of technology. In today?s digital era, online outsourcing has become an alternative to traditional unemployment. The barriers existing in the online outsourcing market hamper the maximum contribution of workers with the market. Therefore, this research involved to identify the barriers faced by online outsourcing workers. Further this research aimed to identify the profile of the online outsourcing workers and further, provide solutions to overcome those barriers to make a pleasant space for more Sri Lankans online. In order to achieve the objectives of the study, quantitative approach was used. The structured questionnaires were used to collect to the primary data from the sample by using simple random sampling method. The data obtained from the survey was analyzed by using Statistic Package for Social Sciences Version 20.0 (SPSS 20.0). In the line with the literature, this study found that the most of the Online outsourcing workers are males, most of them have a Bachelor Degree qualification, most of the workers have problems with payment method and power supply, low speed of the internet connection is another problem and the majority of the workers are facing the job recognition problem with less public awareness of Online Outsourcing.
Online Outsourcing, Free Lancing, Youth Unemployment, Barriers
J. M. D. S. Wijayarathne , V. M. D. Harshani "An Investigation On The Barriers Faced By Online Outsourcing Workers In Sri Lanka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 2 Issue 7 2019 Page 48-57
J. M. D. S. Wijayarathne , V. M. D. Harshani "An Investigation On The Barriers Faced By Online Outsourcing Workers In Sri Lanka" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 2(7)