Goodwill Industries recipient of Indeed Gift to aid job seekers facing employment barriers

Indeed, the world’s number one job site, recently announced it is investing $10 million to launch the “Essentails to Work”, a multi-prong investement to help struggling job seekers in the US get access to technology, transportation and criminal record-clearing services, and is in support of Indeed’s ESG/Social commitments to help 30M job seekers facing bariers get hired. 

As part of the program, Indeed is investing $5M and partnered with the national nonprofit PCs for People to provide computer devices and deploy mobile hotspots to 10,000 income-eligible individuals at no cost to program participants.  Additionally, Indeed is also investing $1.5M in partnership with Lyft’s Jobs Access Program 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. Finally, Indeed pledged $2.5M to provide legal record-clearing services for job seekers who have prior arrest or convictions that are eligible for expungement. 

To execute the Essentials to Work program, Indeed partnered with 24 Goodwill organizations across the country to fulfill these goals.  Locally, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana was selected as one of these locations, and as part of this initiative will distribute 191 computer devices, provide 825 Lyft rides and fund costs for 20 expungements. 

“By partnering with Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, a leading workforce development provider, we are able to connect to job seekers who face a myriad of barriers that make finding quality work difficult. Job seekers struggling economically need high-quality work options now, and Indeed can help – that’s what we do,” said Parisa Fatehi-Wees, a Senior Director of Global Impact at Indeed.

As part of this initiative, thousands of job seekers will also have the ability to create Indeed accounts, resumés and complete interviews through the job site. Indeed aims to help more of these individuals get hired.

To learn more about the Essentials to Work program services that Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana is offering, please call the main Goodwill Job Center at 318-868-4701 and we will connect you to the appropriate Job Center and staff member.

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

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