Recruitment firm partners with Uber to give youth free transport to interviews

With the youth struggling to get to and from interviews because of a lack of funds, a company called Trusted Interns has partnered with Uber to give first-time job seekers free rides under the banner #GiveTheYouthAchance.

Trusted Interns founder Jaryd Raizon says access to transport has been identified as a huge barrier for youth to access the job market.

Part of our purpose as an organisation is to democratise access to jobs for the youth so we phoned Uber and we asked if they would be willing to help us solve the problem and fortunately they were.

Jaryd Raizon, Founder - Trusted Interns

Uber came to the party and contributed R10,000 to start and said that they would contribute a third of R10,000 if we could raise this from the public. We are currently sitting at about R35,000 worth of free rides and now we are saying to the employers of South Africa, now that you know that this is a problem, please help us, come to the party, contribute so we can help get more youth to meet with you.

Jaryd Raizon, Founder - Trusted Interns

Uber country manager Nduduzo Nyanda says the decision to team up with the company was a no-brainer.

We are willing to give up to something like R400 per trip for individuals because we understand, based on where people live, especially people with poor access to economic opportunities, they would need a lot more to actually get there.

Nduduzo Nyanda, Country manager - Uber

Visit www.trustedinterns.co.za to contribute to the initiative.

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