New initiative will alleviate pressures of a tight labor market by bringing resources directly to job seekers through in-person and virtual events across the U.S.
Indeed Announces Ready to Work Program to Connect 50,000 Job Seekers with Employers Looking to Hire Now
AUSTIN, TX (September 12, 2022) – Indeed, a leading global hiring platform, announced today its new Ready to Work program, a series of free virtual and in-person events for job seekers in several cities across the U.S. from September 12 to October 8, 2022. Through Ready to Work, Indeed aims to connect 50,000 job seekers with employers looking to hire talent right now, supporting the company’s goal of helping 100 million people get jobs globally by 2030, including 30 million facing barriers.
Ready to Work brings Indeed’s full suite of resources directly to job seekers with virtual and in-person support, tools and tips to build the skills they need on their journey to better work. In addition to helping secure interviews for job seekers, the series of events will provide thousands of people with resources and guidance for a successful job search. This includes assistance with hiring, training, and coaching to help make the job search simpler and faster. Job seekers can visit indeed.com/readytowork for more details on the program and events in their area.
“Economic uncertainty and inflation have many job seekers worried about their future. To help, we are proud to partner with several other organizations to bring Ready to Work to thousands of people in hopes of finding them better work faster,” said Scott Bonneau, Indeed VP of Global Talent Attraction. “In today’s U.S. labor market there is one person for every two job openings. While job seekers remain in the driver’s seat, we know the job search process can feel like a full-time job in itself. We hope to match the right job seekers with the right employers, and quickly, by providing support, resources, tools, and access to interviews with employers.”
The Ready to Work program brings together a coalition of businesses, nonprofits and civic partners dedicated to providing talent with the resources they need for a successful job search. Indeed, along with Glassdoor, Lyft, Goodwill, Dunkin’, Rework America Alliance, Care.com, and NBA teams, Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls will roll out a series of activations throughout the weeks’ programming in Chicago, Detroit, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Each coalition member has committed to offer resources as they relate to their business. More information on the Ready to Work coalition of brand partners and their commitments can be found here.
“The last couple of years have brought new challenges and exacerbated existing ones for so many job seekers. This program is important because not only is it impacting entire communities, but deserving individuals who have the desire and the potential to do great work,” said Abbey Carlton, Indeed VP of Social Impact. “The support from our partners will allow the Ready to Work initiative to reach as many job seekers as possible through both in-person and virtual events that will connect thousands of people with companies who need great talent now.”