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    Job Site Indeed Pledges $10M to Aid Job Seekers Facing Employment Barriers

    Feb 23, 2022 | Indeed

    Austin, TX (February 23, 2022) — IndeedTo an external site, the world’s number one job site, today announced it is investing $10 million to launch “Essentials to WorkTo an external site,” a multi-prong investment to help struggling job seekers in the U.S. get access to technology, transportation, and criminal record-clearing services. This work is in support of Indeed’s ESG/Social commitmentsTo an external site to help 30M job seekers facing barriers get hired.

    To help those without home access to the internet, Indeed has invested $5M and partnered with the national nonprofit PCs for PeopleTo an external site to provide computer devices, connect public housing properties to wifi networks, and deploy mobile hotspots to 10,000 income-eligible customers. Indeed’s community partners like Austin Free-NetTo an external site, Refugee Services of TexasTo an external site, Dress for Success Twin CitiesTo an external site, and other organizations across the U.S. are currently receiving the devices and will provide them at no cost to program participants who are income-eligibleTo an external site.

    Indeed is also investing $1.5M in a partnership with Lyft’s Jobs Access ProgramTo an external site to provide access to rides to job seekers who need reliable transportation to get to job training, interviews, or for the first couple of weeks of a new job. Individuals can also get a free ride to participate in the Essentials to Work program (e.g., to pick up a computer device or meet with an attorney for record-clearing assistance).

    Finally, Indeed has pledged $2.5M to provide legal record-clearing services for job seekers who have prior arrest or convictions that are eligible for expunction or nondisclosure. Indeed’s investments will support services provided by legal assistance providers like Texas Fair Defense ProjectTo an external site, Goodwill Industries of KentuckyTo an external site, and East Bay Community Law CenterTo an external site. CheckrTo an external site will provide technology-based solutions to job seekers who need help clearing their records.

    “Job seekers struggling economically need high-quality work options now, and Indeed can help – that’s what we do,” said Parisa Fatehi-Weeks, Senior Director of Global Community Impact at Indeed. “We know that there are a myriad of barriers that can make finding quality work difficult. While the barriers we are tackling here – access to the internet, transportation, and legal help for criminal record-clearing – are only a few of them, they affect far too many people. We want to help.”

    With this initiative, thousands of job seekers will have the ability to create Indeed accounts, resumés, and complete interviews through the job site. Indeed will aim to help these individuals get hired through support with setting up email addresses, finding additional job readiness services, and more.

    Indeed continues to invest in its long standing partnership with Goodwill Industries InternationalTo an external site to connect job seekers and career advancers who come to GoodwillTo an external site® with access to all of these essential services, including record-clearing, access to technology and career guidance.

    About Indeed

    More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world (comScore, March 2020) and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. Over 3M employers use Indeed to find and hire new employees, making Indeed the largest job site in the US, Canada, and the world. More than 250 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed, and Indeed delivers 2.5X more hires than other branded job sites combined (BreezyHR, 2019). For more information, visit indeed.comTo an external site.

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