(PRWEB) June 18, 2014
Jobs kiosks set up by Apploi – the NYC tech company that has reinvented the hiring process with its jobs app and ecosystem – are now available to the public at locations across the world, ranging from Nairobi, Kenya, to Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, enabling millions with previously no access to jobs the opportunity to now apply to ones near them.
Apploi’s kiosks come in response to a challenge faced by tens of millions of jobseekers in the U.S., and hundreds of millions more overseas: Without an internet connection, computer, or mobile phone, they are unable to apply for jobs – and so are often stuck on welfare and aid.
Apploi’s kiosks, available at job centers, community centers, public libraries, colleges, and at companies, give everyone that access. Apploi’s reinvention of the application, allowing candidates to showcase themselves through a portfolio section and video and audio questions, allows candidates to show themselves beyond a one-dimensional resume.
“One of the most amazing and fulfilling things we are seeing when looking at our data,” Adam Lewis, CEO of Apploi said, “is that candidates who previously wouldn’t have made it past the first round in an application process, are making it past the first round, getting hired – and flourishing.”
Companies using Apploi are seeing a 30% reduction in turnover, and 35% reduction in cost, teaching a lesson that expanding access is not only a social good – but it is helping companies find untapped talent who will become top performers.
Apploi’s partnership with the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) created the unique opportunity to install job kiosks at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya.
“Providing global access to individuals will help not only the person applying for the job, but it will help their families. Potentially, this kind of access to jobs now can have long-lasting effects,” said Jonathan Lake, COO of Apploi. You can watch a video of Jon talking about his experience here: Connecting Those Without Internet & Computers in Africa to Jobs.
Apploi also donates kiosks as part of its 1-For-1 Pledge. This successful program is the company’s commitment to gift a tablet kiosk to a community center, college, or charity each time a company buys one. Most recently, the Apploi team donated and installed a kiosk at the Brooklyn Community House in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn.
“We in the Cypress Hills community have an overwhelming need for jobs since our unemployment rate is nearly 50% higher than the city-wide average,” said Lowell Herschberger, Director of Career and Education Programs, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation. “Through Apploi, we will be able to leverage the video, audio, and overall tech savvy and charm of our young adults to help them be even more successful in the coming year.”