Thanks to our job site partners who've joined the efforts to offer financial support to Appcast's COVID-19 Recruitment Grant!
Our global community is being challenged to navigate unprecedented and uncertain times, and organizations are experiencing the effects of COVID-19 in various ways. As has always been our mission, Appcast remains committed to helping organizations make an impact by finding and hiring the right people.
As a result, Appcast set up a $100,000 grant to pay for recruitment advertising to help any governmental agency, NGO, healthcare system, or organization in the U.S. or Canada that needs to emergently recruit staff to slow and/or treat the COVID-19 pandemic in our communities.
We're delighted to share that we have been joined by Adzuna, Careerbliss, CareerBuilder, Directly Apply, Get.it, iHire, Lensa, LinkUp, MyJobHelper, Results Generation, StaffAttract, and Upward, who have offered their financial support and the grant now stands at $368,000.
Grants are intended for organizations looking to urgently hire staff who will serve in a front-line role during this crisis. Grants will not be awarded for "normal course of business" hiring needs. To submit a request, please click the button below to nominate your organization.
Note that grant applications must be submitted directly by employers, not ad agencies or staffing agencies who work on their behalf.
The following organizations have been supported by the grant so far:
Trinity Health System includes 96 acute care facilities in 22 states currently providing care for COVID-19 positive patients. Trinity will use the grant to help recruit RN's, Nursing Support, Respiratory Therapists, and others on the front line of patient care.
Sentara Healthcare includes 12 hospitals, home health/hospice and long term care in Virginia and North Carolina. Sentara will use the grant to help immediately hire 500-600 staff across all of their facilities/divisions/regions.
LabCorp is a leading global life sciences company at the front-lines of developing COVID-19 testing; as of Friday, March 20, LabCorp is able to perform more than 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day. LabCorp will use the grant to continue to increase capacity and support the needs of healthcare workers, patients, government, clients and other organizations.
Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States that cares for 2.7 million unique patients every year. Due to the nature of COVID-19, respiratory therapists are a strong need and in high-demand due to the pandemic. Advocate Aurora Health will use the grant money to hire 50 respiratory therapists throughout their locations in Illinois and Wisconsin to support COVID-19 relief.
Wesley Enhanced Living operates seven senior living properties and serves over 1,140 residents with more than 1,200 employees. Wesley Enhanced Living will use the grant to hire staff that will help deliver meals directly to resident rooms in order to maintain social distancing among residents, as well as 59 direct care healthcare staff positions such as RN’s, LPN’s, CNA’s, and more, that will keep their residents safe, happy, and healthy during the pandemic.
FutureCare Health and Management Corporation provides healthcare services that include rehabilitation, nursing care, dialysis, diabetic control, hospice, infusion therapy, and pain management services. FutureCare will use the grant money to hire 60 nurses in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington D.C to help serve their geriatric and immunocompromised patients.