WeEmploy Inc. commits to poverty reduction in MOU with Vibrant Communities Calgary

Unique partnership opens up access to hundreds of active positions as well as fundraising opportunities, while extending market and network reach for Vibrant Communities Calgary and WeEmploy Inc.

Official signing of the MOU was conducted at the WeEmploy Inc. headquarters.

The Memorandum of Understanding will see significant steps toward alleviating poverty in Calgary.

CALGARY, December 3, 2015 – WeEmploy Inc., a leading online recruitment and staffing platform, today announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC).

The 2-year agreement represents a significant step forward in creating avenues to alleviate poverty in the city of Calgary, and is part of VCC’s long-term poverty reduction strategy Enough for All.

The MOU facilitates a collaborative partnership between WeEmploy and VCC to identify market opportunities for Enough for All and other future possibilities for collaborations. It also gives VCC access to WeEmploy’s innovative recruitment and staffing portal, as well as resources from WeEmploy’s parent company Friday Professional Group. Additionally, VCC will now be eligible for WeEmploy Rewards, a one-of-a-kind donor and fundraising program.

Steve Mix, CEO and Co-Founder of WeEmploy, commented: “We are proud to be a part of VCC’s growing community of advocates. WeEmploy’s commitment to breaking barriers between employers and jobseekers will extend to include a platform of support for those who need it most. Our goal is to provide people in poverty with increased access to information, service and solution for community and social resources to serve their unique individual needs.”

“This agreement marks an important milestone in WeEmploy’s growing history with the charitable sector, as we look to help create a vibrant and sustainable city.”

Enough for All is a community-driven poverty reduction strategy that aims to address the root causes of poverty. One of its key desired outcomes is to see 95% of all people living in Calgary to be at or above Statistics Canada’s Low-Income Cut-Off (LICO) rates by 2023.

 

(left to right) Franco Savoia, Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary; Janet Eremenko, Community Facilitation and Engagement Specialist, Vibrant Communities Calgary; Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc.; and Sid Mark, COO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. and President & CEO, Friday Professional Group Inc.

(left to right) Franco Savoia, Director of Vibrant Communities Calgary; Janet Eremenko, Community Facilitation and Engagement Specialist, Vibrant Communities Calgary; Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc.; and Sid Mark, COO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy Inc. and President & CEO, Friday Professional Group Inc.

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About WeEmploy Inc.

WeEmploy is a digital platform that facilitates the matching of employers and charitable organizations with individuals who are seeking employment and volunteer positions. Backed by over 30 years of experience, WeEmploy empowers the market with knowledge and expertise in staffing and recruitment, job boards, social recruiting and volunteerism.

Seeking to break the status quo, WeEmploy leverages its intelligent applicant and network database to eliminate barriers between employers and jobseekers, at a competitive rate. Its rich, streamlined applicant database is designed to make the recruitment process efficient and cost-effective.

As a social enterprise, WeEmploy has donated more than $500,000 in services to the charitable sector. Charities within the WeEmploy Network are free to post staff and volunteer positions, access the the database, and earn WeEmploy Rewards.

www.WeEmploy.com

 

About Vibrant Communities Calgary

Vibrant Communities Calgary (VCC) is a non-profit organization that works collaboratively with various stakeholders and partners, seeking to engage Calgarians and to advocate for long-term strategies that address the root causes of poverty in Calgary.

www.VibrantCalgary.com

For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:
Precious de Leon

Community & Engagement Manager

WeEmploy Inc.

(403) 408-7767

Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix

CEO & Founder

WeEmploy Inc.

(403) 605-9239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

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WeEmploy sample profile

A sample profile on WeEmploy.com shows the seamless display and detailed information available on the site.

CALGARY, 4 June, 2015 – WeEmploy™, a local recruitment software startup, was created in partnership with Friday Professional Group (FPG) to help more people find employment and volunteer opportunities. FPG drew upon the best practices of their 27+ years of experience in the staffing and recruitment industry to create an affiliation which could immediately help everyone.

By combining the most effective applications of job boards, social recruiting, and staffing agencies, WeEmploy has become a sustainable community resource providing access to employment and volunteer opportunities as well as social and community services. WeEmploy uses their partnerships with educational institutions, associations, charities, not-for-profit organizations and goodwill ambassadors to create a constant flow of candidates with knowledge of the employment, volunteer and community offerings.

Since beginning operations in March of 2015, the WeEmploy website has had more than 80,000 page views from over 80 countries and more than 2 000 candidates have created profiles1 to date. Registered users come from every demographic (ages 17 – 79) and have made over 1 000 applications. Over 100 volunteer and employment needs are currently posted on the site, and more are added every day. One thing is clear: people’s needs are increasing, and WeEmploy can react with an immediate solution.

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About WeEmploy

A locally owned and operated business, WeEmploy™ is a recruitment software company designed to empower the public to take complete control of their individual employment, volunteer or community needs. The WeEmploy™ proprietary algorithm, Intellicruit™, uses a profile-based system where candidates and opportunities are defined more clearly to promote efficiency in hiring. WeEmploy™ provides a better understanding of experience (employment, life and volunteer), skills, personality, and education, and in doing so can match needs much more closely to create an immediate solution. WeEmploy™ has reinvented the way employers post opportunities, connect to candidates and hire great people.

WeEmploy.com

About Friday Professional Group

Friday Professional Group has been providing staffing and recruitment services in Calgary for over 27 years as a locally owned and operated company. Comprised of recruitment generalists, FPG provides both temporary and permanent employees to our clients in different industries, recruiting for all types of roles.

Friday.ca

For more information, contact:

Precious de Leon, Community Engagement Manager

P. (403) 408-7767

E. precious.deleon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix, CEO & Co-Founder, WeEmploy™

P. (403) 605-9239

E. steve.mix@WeEmploy.com