EveryoneOn, a national nonprofit promoting digital literacy, and Apploi, a New York City-based technology company, have teamed up to increase access to jobs opportunities to tens of millions of Americans across the country. The “groundbreaking partnership” will launch a series of initiatives in the coming months with a direct focus on the 47 million U.S. residents without computers or internet access in their homes.
“The vision of EveryoneOn and their commitment to expanding Internet access and opportunities to millions of Americans is critical to our country’s future and will benefit everyone,” Adam Lewis, CEO of Apploi, said. “Their mission is one that everyone should support and we’re honored to be partnering with them.”
The nonprofit works to eliminate the digital divide by making low-cost Internet service, affordable computers, and free digital literacy courses accessible to all unconnected U.S. residents. And Apploi’s jobs and hiring platform and ecosystem helps jobseekers, including those without Internet or available computers, find and apply to jobs across the nation. As part of the partnership, access to EveryoneOn’s education, health, and training opportunities will be accessible through Apploi’s nationwide network of iPad kiosks (including in job centers, colleges, and community centers).
“We are delighted to be partnering with Apploi,” Zach Leverenz, CEO of EveryoneOn, said. “Apploi’s work in expanding job opportunities and promoting economic mobility has already had an important impact. It is also teaching companies that expanding opportunities not only has a positive social impact, but improves their performance too.”