Indeed, the world’s number one job site, recently announced a commitment to helping one million job seekers around the world find employment over the next five years. Goodwill Industries International, North America’s leading workforce development provider, will serve as a strategic partner in this effort in the U.S. and Canada.
“Indeed’s mission is to help people get jobs. Though we are in the midst of one of the strongest labor markets in recent memory, we know there are millions of people still struggling to find work,” said Chris Hyams, CEO of Indeed. “The right job opportunity can change someone’s life, and working with Goodwill will help us reach people that need extra support to find it.”
“Together with Indeed, we believe we can help companies discover that their next great hire may not have a traditional background or career path, but that person has the skills and qualifications needed to make positive contributions,” said Steven C. Preston, president and CEO of Goodwill Industries International. “We have a great opportunity to bring our job seeker resources together to make a major impact on the trajectory of people’s lives.”
Indeed and Goodwill will identify solutions that will help job seekers who are overlooked or face barriers find work. The initial areas of focus will include:
- Skills-based Assessments: Indeed and Goodwill will pilot ways to use Indeed’s online Assessments tool to help job seekers better demonstrate their skills to find the right job.
- Employer Hiring Events: Indeed and Goodwill will partner with employers who have immediate hiring needs to host hiring events at Goodwill locations using Indeed’s event management tools, providing opportunity for on-the-spot job offers.
- Job Seeker Support: Goodwill job seekers will receive tailored resources to help them navigate online job search. Initial pilots include an Indeed portal designed for Goodwill and training on how to build an online resume and job search on Indeed.
Indeed and Goodwill will test and refine these and potentially other activities in 2019 to help job seekers with a focus of scaling the program across North America. Indeed will work with various partners globally to help one million people find work through 2023.
SOURCE Indeed and Goodwill