–Furloughed Teachers and After-School Workers Urged to Join Caregiving Workforce–
WALTHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As COVID-19 coronavirus continues to spread across the U.S., Care.com, an IAC company (NASDAQ: IAC), is lending its support to the frontline healthcare workers tirelessly caring for others, the nation’s seniors who are among the most vulnerable to this particular virus, and displaced teachers and after-school workers now in need of income. The Company today announced that effective immediately, newly enrolling healthcare workers and those looking for senior care will have access to a free 30-day premium membership to Care.com, through which they can find an array of care support including childcare, senior care, and pet care. Additionally, Care.com reminds teachers, after-school workers and those currently seeking additional work, to join the site and obtain free access to the growing number of jobs posted by struggling families.
In making the announcement, Tim Allen, CEO of Care.com, said, “In these unprecedented times, care in all forms is top of mind for everyone. Care.com hopes to be there for some of the most challenged among us – frontline healthcare workers and seniors – by making it easier for them to access and find the care they need for their families and themselves.”
Mr. Allen continued, “Similarly, there is a supply and demand issue where we hope to also be of help. While school closures have parents scrambling for childcare, we are also seeing temporarily furloughed trained teachers and after-school workers who are now in need of income. We want to let these talented individuals know that our platform – which is free to them – is available to find paying jobs by connecting them with families struggling to balance work and school from home.”
The one-month free premium membership can be accessed by newly enrolling healthcare workers at http://frontlines.care.com/ and by those looking for senior care at http://seniors.care.com/. Upon enrollment and upgrade to a premium membership, they will immediately be able to post jobs, view profiles, connect, and message with caregivers who meet their needs.
Promoting the health and safety of our communities is top of mind during this time and Care.com urges anyone hiring or applying for a care job to adhere to the best practices outlined here during this pandemic.
Mr. Allen added, “It goes without saying that it is only by working together in caring for one another that we will successfully weather this crisis. Care.com stands at the ready to support not only our member community but also all healthcare agencies, local, and national government authorities in any and all ways we can.”
Available in more than 20 countries, Care.com is the world’s leading platform for finding and managing high-quality family care. Care.com is designed to meet the evolving needs of today’s families and caregivers, offering everything from household tax and payroll services and customized corporate benefits packages covering the care needs of working families, to innovating new ways for caregivers to be paid and obtain professional benefits. Since 2007, families have relied on Care.com’s industry-leading products—from child and elder care to pet care and home care. Care.com is an IAC company (NASDAQ: IAC).