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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.

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.  

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For further information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

 

Precious de Leon

Community & Engagement Coordinator

WeEmploy Inc.

403-408-7767

Precious.deLeon@WeEmploy.com

Steve Mix

CEO & Founder

WeEmploy Inc.

403-605-9239

Steve.Mix@WeEmploy.com

 

Photo caption:  (L-R) 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.

Photo caption:  WeEmploy Inc and Vibrant Communities Calgary signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the significant steps toward alleviating poverty in Calgary.

 

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

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