The Mom Project, the leading career destination for moms, today announced a special program that will fund $500,000 in grants to boost employment and support businesses amidst the economic turbulence caused by COVID-19. In addition, the company has added several key initiatives and product enhancements aimed at bolstering female workforce participation and arming companies with powerful insights.
The swelling impact of COVID-19 has left many in its wake, but working moms face a particularly grueling strain. The economic impact of working moms’ coronavirus-related anxiety is estimated at $341 billion, and approximately 60 percent of the jobs eliminated in the first wave of pandemic-induced layoffs were held by women. More losses are expected as stay-at-home mandates are being extended in many states, and the timeline for an eventual reopening of the economy (and childcare options) remains unclear.
Right now, our community of moms and businesses need us more than ever,” said Allison Robinson, CEO and Founder at The Mom Project. “The Stronger Together Fund is an extension of our commitment to the potential of moms in the workforce and we will invest in what we are uniquely qualified to do; bring companies and moms together to make businesses and families stronger.”
“For the first time since the quarantine began, I don’t feel like my career is doomed,” said Erica Naranjo Cancasci, a Mom Project Community Member from Chicago.
In addition to the Stronger Together Fund, The Mom Project has delivered several key initiatives to support working parents and hiring partners since March;
● Remote Job Opportunities: Through its job marketplace, The Mom Project connects its talent community with full time, part-time, and project-based roles at family friendly employers, now with an increased emphasis on 100% remote roles, which have grown by 318% since February.
● Enhanced Employee Experience: WerkLabs, the insights division of The Mom Project, helps business leaders answer their biggest questions to better support and engage employees as the workplace evolves. Companies seeking to understand both current obstacles to employee productivity and the critical strategies required to transition employees from fully remote work back to an office environment or hybrid will benefit from WerkLabs’ predictive people analytics. Their proprietary model was recently enhanced to include the socio-emotional characteristics that may affect employees as they WFH (work from home).
● Resume Rev: The Resume Rev product and 5-Day Resume Guide was made available to all, allowing moms to quickly produce a crisp, clean resume that can be used to apply for jobs on the Mom Project job marketplace, or downloaded to apply for jobs anywhere a resume is needed.
● Pro-Bono Career Coaching: TheUnity Program was initiated to match individuals impacted by COVID-19 hardships, pairing them with pro bono professional coaching and resume review services. To date, The Unity Program Matching has supported over 500 requests for assistance with more than 1,000 hours of professional coaching offered in the coming weeks.
Businesses interested in learning more or requesting a grant through The Mom Project’s Stronger Together Fund, please visit : https://work.themomproject.com/stronger-together-fund. Moms and jobseekers in need of support please visit The Mom Project to register for access to free tools, resources or to request assistance.