If Roger Lee, the co – founder of Human interestWhen he heard that San Francisco was ordering protection orders, he began blogging about layoff messages and publishing crowdsourcing lists of laidoff employees. His goal was to raise awareness of layoffs and give recruiters the opportunity to search for candidates.
However, a week and 40 layoffs later, Lee saw that his blog would not be able to keep up with the massive number of cuts across the country. The Layoffs.fyi tracker was born and currently receives tens of thousands of visitors every day.
How does it reconcile the tracker and human interest? Lee noted that he has moved from board capacity to the company.
Lee's work is an example of many inspiring initiatives we will be introducing this week. Let's get to the list.
- Plan your future adventures. A number of websites have popped up to encourage people to buy gift cards and support their local restaurants. But what about your local tourism industry? Adam Faris, student at the University of Oregon, launched a corona virus initiative with a team of people to support action sports and adventure companies. Faris has grouped a number of companies that offer discounts on skiing, surfing, white water rafting, and more to encourage people to support small businesses.
- Additional help for developers. YouTeam, a marketplace supported by Y Combinator for building remote development teams, starts a volunteer developer group. Startups working on COVID 19-related issues can contact the group for technical support and request free development hours for front-end, back-end, or UX support.
- Tiny steps, big impact. Tiny Organics, a child nutrition company, promises $ 10,000 annually to Partnership for a healthier AmericaThis ensures that children have access to natural foods. Small organic Michelle My Broccoli Belle has also created a special vegetable meal and will donate 100% of the proceeds to the Food bank for New York City.
- Help from above. Skydio donates dozens of self-flying drones to first aiders across the country as part of its emergency program. The drones have no speakers and are not used as a communication mechanism, but rather as a way for fire and police units to spot potential problems at close range. Skydio offers free training and support. The company also works with Frontline support, a nonprofit organization that uses its logistics and supply chain systems to source and deliver more than one million PPE devices to the University of Washington hospital system.
- A safe room. Same room (= SPACE)The cooperation room for multicultural startups, LGBTQ startups and women-owned startups has opened its doors virtually. = Space offers freelancers and small business owners online resources, including training, workshops, productivity sessions, and wellness talks, all of which are free.
- Aid to healthcare workers. Work & Co has partnered with Adobe, Dropbox, and a number of medical students to develop a tool that gives healthcare professionals access to grocery delivery, discounted childcare, and free psychiatric services. The tool was created with contributions from doctors, nurses and medical schools to help workers meet their basic needs beyond PSA. It is currently available in New York.
- Bandcamp waives fees. Belt storage, a music company that users can use to directly support artists, has announced that it will Waiver of artist fees for selected days. Last time the platform waived fees, and music and merchandise sales brought artists $ 4.3 million. It's a refreshing way to support artists in a world where concerts are no longer a reality. Continue reading Here.
- A pro bono portal. The American Bar Association and a justice tech company, Paladin, have teamed up to create one portal To connect those affected by COVID-19 with free lawyers. LegalZoom and Clio are also associated with the project. Continue reading Here.
- Set help. Binc, a recruitment agency that works with companies like Tiktok, Stripe, Nest, Groupon and others, has founded a free company program to help technicians find a job. The company provides free engineering, product, design, market, and recruitment opportunities until the end of the month.
- Chipping for COVID. Morning Brew is holding an online poker Tournament fundraiser Collect money for Frontline Foods that supports restaurants and feeds Frontline employees. A donation of $ 100 is required to play.