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.

A white woman uses her laptop on her couch at home
A Black woman engages in a conversation during an Indeed event in Washington, DC for job seekers

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.

View PCs for People


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.

Access free rides

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”.)

View cities and partners

Impact stories

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
Previous Slide
Next Slide

Thank you to our partners

GoodWill logo
Lyft logo
Checkr logo
PCs for People logo
Texas Fair Defense Project logo
January Advisors logo
The Beacon - Beacon Law logo
Cabrini Green Legal Aid logo
East Bay Community Law Center logo
The Legal Aid Society logo
Justice and Accountability Center of Louisiana logo
Georgia Justice Project logo
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia logo