New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2014
On 17 March 2014, the United Nations Office for Projects Services (UNOPS), partnering with the New York City-based technology company, Apploi, launched an ambitious initiative across four continents, enabling those with previously no or little access to jobs (and therefore little visibility to the majority of job openings) access to a global employment platform, and a fair chance to compete for jobs.
Apploi's technology and employment platform, through iPad kiosks deployed at job centers, colleges, community centers, etc. (often in very remote locations), enables people - including those with previously no access to the internet or computers - to find and apply for jobs anywhere in the world. Apploi also provides access to advice and training from a network of experts and peers.
The initiative will be piloted in progression, starting in New York City (USA), and then moving to Brussels (Belgium), Copenhagen (Denmark), Nairobi (Kenya), and Bangkok (Thailand).
"We at UNOPS pride ourselves on being at the forefront of bringing innovation, transparency and economic empowerment opportunities to local communities," the Assistant UN Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director at UNOPS, Mr. Vitaly Vanshelboim said. "Apploi offers a potentially game-changing technology, with a “visual” focus on individual and not just one’s traditional “silent” resume that allows anyone in the world, no matter their race, gender, or economic situation, equal access to jobs and opportunities. This will contribute to changing the way institutions, companies, and people hire and train in the future."
"We are honored to be partnering with UNOPS, with its sterling reputation for being at the cutting edge of innovation and management reform, and appreciate the vision of the UNOPS leadership team headed by Mr. Jan Mattsson and their commitment to the goals of levelling the playing field for the people in need and supporting various disenfranchised groups," the CEO of Apploi, Adam Lewis, said. "With more than 600 companies now using Apploi, we're extremely excited to have the support of UNOPS to try out our solution on a global scale."