BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A new website seeks to help people who became unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What we noticed is that government officials and key decision makers in Los Angeles and around the country were focused on solving the health and safety crisis at our fingertips, but left behind the unemployment crisis affecting so many more people,” said Sigal Spitzer, co-founder of the site.
Users can tailor job searches to communities across the nation, including Kern County, according to Spitzer, a recent graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
“We found a niche in the market to help those who are unemployed and who are negatively impacted by the unemployment crisis right now to find new opportunities,” she continued.
Spitzer, who created the website with her younger brother Gilad, said users will appear in recruiter talent searches once they create a professional profile on the site.
“We’re trying promote it to a worldwide effort,” the younger Spitzer stated, noting the site “started as a small effort in our local community.”
The recent high school graduate and his older sister said a significant component of the site centers around the idea of community; users are not only able to interact with employers, but with one another as well.
“We’re trying to help as many people as we can,” he concluded.