SmartRecruiters to Sail for Jobs During America’s Cup

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Social hiring platform puts business executives and long-term unemployed people on a race catamaran.

During America’s Cup Series Oct 4-6, SmartRecruiters will bring together the long-term unemployed and top corporate executives to sail the bay aboard the SmartRecruiters Extreme 40. For every unemployed person, there will be a corporate executive. Those who have been unemployed for over six months will meet the people who can help them get back in the workforce.

By sending executives and the unemployed out to sea in one boat, SmartRecruiters takes a headfirst approach to identifying and rectifying the causes – for talent and company – that create friction in the labor market, such as discrimination against the unemployed.

"Sailing is great way to connect people," said SmartRecruiters CEO Jerome Ternynck. "We hope this initiative will help the long-term unemployed rejoin the workforce."

The SmartRecruiters X40 is a full carbon machine, one of the fastest sailboats on the San Francisco Bay. The X40 is capable of hitting 30 knots. SmartRecruiters is proud to share the closest experience to racing in America’s Cup with the San Francisco Bay Area public.

John Steinbeck once wrote, “A man is never lost at sea.” In today’s economy, the unemployed are people disconnected from the workforce. Putting the long-term unemployed and business executives in the same boat will help executives bridge this gap between jobs and people.

To be eligible for a guest seat on the boat, you must be currently unemployed for at least 6 months, or you are a CEO or top business executive. To Apply, email David@SmartRecruiters.

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