Accenture-built hiring platform connects companies with people who lost jobs

Leading companies from multiple industries such as Accenture, Lincoln Financial Group, ServiceNow and Verizon have joined forces to launch an employer-to-employer platform that connects companies laying off or furloughing people with those companies in urgent need of employees.


Named "People + Work Connect", the platform designed by Accenture is aimed at keeping people employed during the coronavirus pandamic.


"By providing real-time visibility into which companies need people and where, People + Work Connect is designed to lessen the economic and societal impacts of the virus and help us work together to make a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of people," Ellyn Shook, Accenture''s Chief Leadership and Human Resources Officer, said in a statement.


From idea to launch in just 14 business days, "People + Work Connect" is rapidly attracting a range of firms.


Till the date, participating companies are ADM, Baxter, Blue Apron, Cargill, Frito-Lay, Lincoln Financial Group, Marriott, Mondelez International, Nordstrom, ServiceNow, Walmart and Zenefits.


Additionally, over 250 companies are anticipated to onboard over the next week, and the platform will soon add public sector jobs, according to Accenture.


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