JobSnap, the first web app video interviewing software platform helping Generation Z in underutilized communities enter the workforce by telling their story via 30-second videos using swipe technology based on geo location, announced a significant funding milestone from the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board.
JobSnap has been selected as the first technology startup to receive funding from this organization, to provide crucial job training to communities, increase employment accessibility and use data to help significantly decrease unemployment.
Founded in 2015, JobSnap is a technology platform that offers a private portal, video swiping left and right technology to save recruiters hours of their time looking at traditional resumes.
Today’s funding will help JobSnap continue to scale its platform to meet its rapidly increasing user base, attract talent and open in new markets.
“We are honored to be a part of this major milestone,” said Jeff Boodie, Founder of JobSnap. “Since starting JobSnap, we have remained committed to bridging the gap between the masses of unemployed Generation Z people and employers that are desperately seeking to attract prime employees. Our technology is redefining the cover letter for a new generation, via 30-second videos, which provide a simpler way for employers to vet and onboard new employees. To be selected by City of Los Angeles as its first startup funding is a testament to the dedication of the entire JobSnap team and our goal of making employment accessible to all.”
In partnership with REDF, a leader in the field of job creation through investment in social enterprise, the City of Los Angeles Workforce Development Board in 2015 received a $6M grant from the Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund and created the Los Angeles Regional Initiative for Social Enterprise (LA:RISE).
Increasing employment pathways is essential to LA:RISE’ success. Individuals who have been deemed “Job Ready” through a standard Job Readiness Assessment, a performance based review of 18 soft skills and 5 personal readiness indicators, will be referred by employer partnerships such as JobSnap. JS is going to be working with LA:RISE program, to help them source and place more candidates in their program. JS is providing increased volume of private companies, specifically from JS’s user base, which are active on the JS platform and are looking for fresh talent no matter their circumstances.
For more information contact: Jeff Boodie – firstname.lastname@example.org – 310-738-4302