Lyft expands program to offer free rides to job seekers

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Lyft announced today an expansion of the LyftUp Jobs Access Program, a program that offers free or discounted rides to people looking for a job. Lyft works in partnership with United Way and Goodwill to run the program.

In Baltimore, the United Way will distribute the Lyft ride credits. The expanded program also includes a digital hub to make it easier to access rides. The hub includes a donation link to give individuals the opportunity to support services and transportation needs. Job seekers needing transportation, training or placement are connected with Goodwill and United Way.

In addition to working with Goodwill and the United Way, Lyft is working with local organizations that are already focused on providing access to job-related opportunities for underserved communities. 

“We know that for the unemployed and underemployed, reliable transportation to a job interview or the first few weeks of work can mean the difference between successful, long-term employment and lost opportunities,” said Lisa Boyd, Director of Social Impact, Lyft. “The current unemployment crisis has stressed the need to support our communities, now more than ever. We are proud to expand our Jobs Access Program in Baltimore and to continue working with partners such as Goodwill and United Way in aiding the recovery of the tens of millions of job seekers during this incredibly challenging economic time.”

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