Our pledge to Black-owned businesses
These have been hard days—days that have forced us to look in the mirror and realize that there is so much more we must do to combat the systemic racism that has oppressed Black Americans in this country. It should not have taken George Floyd’s death for us to be deeply moved to action against systems that are biased towards racial disparity.
From a business perspective, COVID-19 shutdowns combined with the impact of civil protests in Black communities have been particularly devastating to Black-owned businesses. Even with government programs designed especially for COVID-19 relief, like the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), 43% of Black business owners received less favorable treatment when they inquired about an application and 44% were discouraged from applying.
I’m glad to announce the details of Our pledge to Black-owned businesses:
Snagajob will donate up to $1 million in free job postings and we’re waiving all of our service fees on Talent Pools shifts for the next 12 months to Black-owned businesses.
We know that black-owned businesses strengthen local economies and create jobs. They’re more than just a place to buy goods and services—they provide programs, resources and a cultural hub. Supporting them means supporting Black communities.
- If you’re a Black business owner, we’d love for you to sign up for the program.
- If you know of a Black-owned business who might be interested, you can refer them to the program.
As the initial outrage starts to fade from the headlines, we will not be complacent or silent. We’re continuing to educate, advocate and innovate to use our nationwide reach for the good of both Black employers and hourly workers.
We’ve committed to addressing systemic racism in three ways—education, advocacy and product innovation. You can read more about our plans for these three directions in my post, Standing with the Black community.
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