Great platform. Thanks for sharing the info about this opportunity. All the best for the luckiest one!
No, because often the legality of being a freelancer in a full-time position is the problem. Local laws may decide the freelancer needs to be able to enjoy the same benefits as a full-time employee, especially when the freelancer doesn't do anything on the side and works for 100% at her/his one client.
I think you misunderstood the article. It wasn't talking about hiring freelancers, it was about hiring someone for a full time position, but the person's experience is predominantly freelance work.
Thanks for clarifying it for Bart, Alf.