Assured Labor Raises $5.5M To Find Jobs For Workers Across Latin America
Assured Labor, a New York, Mexico City and Sao Paulo-based startup that helps low- and middle-income workers across Latin America find jobs through their mobile phones, just closed $5.5 million in funding led by Mexican private equity firm Capital Indigo. Other existing investors include Great Oaks Venture Capital, Nexus Venture Partners, Kima Ventures, Enzyme Venture Capital, Fabrice Grinda and Jose Marin. The company, which came out of MIT’s Media Lab, runs two big job-hunting services called EmpleoListo in Mexico and TrabalhoJá in Brazil that now have 500,000 job seekers and 16,000 employers. They’re growing at a clip of about 1,000 employers per month. (They only just broke into the Brazilian market a year ago.) With Assured Labor, employers looking for potential hires can put job descriptions in through the company’s website. Assured Labor will find the most qualified candidates and text message or e-mail them. Workers register on computers either at home or through web cafes. ...
Pop group Midnight Red rocks New York City's Gramercy Theatre
On March 2, 2013, pop boy band Midnight Red performed as part of the “Pop Explosion” tour at Gramercy Theatre in New York.
Code.org Launches To Help Make Computer Programming Accessible To Everyone
When you think about hackathons and coders building something quick and dirty, you might envision a dark dorm room at Harvard filled with pizza boxes and empty Red Bull cans. That’s because the only window into this scene that the world has, outside of San Francisco and New York City, was the movie “The Social Network.” A non-profit organization called Code.org has launched today to change the perception of all of this, with the goal of making computer science and programming accessible for everyone. When I say everyone, I don’t mean everyone who wants to code. I really mean everyone. I spoke to Code.org founder Hadi Partovi yesterday about where he thinks the massive gaps in learning how to code came from and what we can do as a society to fill them. He told me “It’s a challenge that our country needs to face.” Some of these gaps are because schools don’t treat computer science the way it should, and they don’t recognize coding as an essential skill, like reading and ...
Red Tricycle, A Digital City Guide For Parents, Raises $1.5 Million From Bob Pittman And Others
As a parent in New York, I'm often at a loss as to how to entertain my children. Do we shoot trap over the Brooklyn Promenade or hit the city dump to look at rats? Do we go for a swim in the Gowanus or do we visit the beach to dig up needles? With endless possibilities comes endless indecision! Thankfully, there's Red Tricycle.
Insight: Red Cross response to Sandy fails to meet expectations
ROCKAWAY PARK, New York - Noreen Ellis begged the American Red Cross for help a few days after Superstorm Sandy slammed into the U.S. East Coast.
Found more than 1 month ago on channel Reuters