Essentials to Work
Indeed’s mission is to help all people get jobs. Every day we connect millions of people to new opportunities, but we know that some people face unfair barriers to finding the right job. We have made a commitment to helping 30M job seekers facing barriers get hired by 2030.
Launched in February 2022, Indeed’s Essentials to Work program aims to provide critical resources to job seekers in the U.S. who need them most.
Numbers at a glance
Indeed has enlisted the help of community organizations to be able to distribute tech devices, transportation, and record clearing services to job seekers facing barriers across the United States.
With Essentials to Work, thousands of job seekers have had the ability to create Indeed accounts and resumes and complete interviews through the job site, as well as receive support setting up email addresses, finding additional job readiness services, and more.
job seekers helpedData as of March 31, 2023.
free rides provided to job seekers
tech devices donated
people helped with record clearing services
organizations received Essentials to Work benefits
Job seeker support
No-cost computers for those eligible
Throughout 2022, we partnered with PCs for People to distribute no-cost laptops, PCs, and hotspots to job seekers who needed them. With the help of over 100 community organizations across the U.S., we have distributed devices to over 10,000 job seekers. A number of no-cost desktops and hotspots are available to order for eligible individuals on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last. Use code INDEEDESSENTIALS2023 at checkout. We are continuing to explore ways Indeed can get more devices into the hands of job seekers who need them most.
Free rides in select cities
Through our partnership with Lyft, job seekers in select cities have been eligible for help with transportation to job training programs, interviews, rides to new jobs for up to the first three weeks, and record clearing appointments with a lawyer or the court.
Get help clearing your record in select cities
Job seekers in select cities may reach out to one of our partners to explore if they are eligible to have their record cleared. (Please note: some partners use the terms “expungement,” “non-disclosure,” or “record sealing” in place of “record clearing”.)
“ Without the Indeed Essentials to Work Program, a hundred of our clients would not have the devices, transportation, or internet access needed to learn new competencies, earn a credential, secure a job in tech making more than $50,000, or increase their overall quality of life. The Indeed Essentials to Work Program has been a huge benefit to the clients we serve!- Austin Urban Technology Movement
“ Being able to provide free laptops and hotspots to our Workforce Development participants at [Building One Community] allows us to take the training and resources we offer and extend them beyond our walls to our participants’ homes, so that there is expansion and continuity to the resources and information we provide. Giving participants the opportunity to take ownership of their job search in this way gives them so much more independence and autonomy.– Building One Community, Stamford, CT
“ The Lyft code was vital for me to get to and from a job interview. I live in a two-fare zone and the ride allowed me to just focus on landing the interview instead of stressing out over MTA delays. The Lyft code also helped me get to an OSHA Trade Program.– Job seeker based in New York
“ For a long time I felt like I was kind of stuck. [Accessing record clearing services] did lift a lot of weight off my shoulders, knowing that I would be able to take the risk to go out there and search for something that I wanted, something that had a better opportunity for me, a career that would work for me, you know, based on all my experience and all the things that I've done to better myself over the years….So this just opened up a world of opportunity for me.– Job seeker based in Austin