Companies across all industries are working to implement diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies. Organizations seem committed to creating equitable spaces, from internal cultural reconfiguration to refining hiring practices. CareerBuilder and Black Information Network have entered the chat with a new resource to help advance this work across industries.
The two companies launched a new initiative that will create a pipeline of diverse talent.
Creating Diverse Pipelines
In a May 16 press release, the two companies announced the 100,000 Careers initiative. The first-of-its-kind job platform serves as a resource hub for Black American job seekers looking to advance professionally or start fresh in a new industry.
“This strategic partnership directly aligns with our mission of building personal success for all and will guide Black Information Network listeners to a host of tools that connect them to roles that best suit their skills, leading to more meaningful careers,” said Kristin Kelley, Chief Marketing Officer at CareerBuilder. “This partnership and the 100,000 Careers platform are vital in bringing a valuable resource and job search experience to the Black community. Employers can now access a larger group of diverse candidates and talented workers.”
Support For Every Stage Of Your Career
The newly launched platform will support job seekers at various stages in their careers. Whether they are recent graduates or older adults looking to re-enter the workforce, CareerBuilder and Black Information Network’s collaborative initiative has resources no matter the age or career level.
In addition to job seeker support, the platform will offer salary tools to show candidates what skills they are missing to earn more money. There are also tools that highlight transferable skills, which can be applied to high-demand industries like cybersecurity, a sector experiencing a massive talent shortage.
“One of our highest priorities has been to call attention to the disproportionate income and unemployment gaps the Black community faces,” said Tony Coles, Division President for iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group and President for BIN: Black Information Network. “That’s why we are thrilled that our partners at CareerBuilder have joined us in this effort to help 100,000 listeners not only find work but to help them leverage their transferrable skills to build careers.”