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LinkedIn to hold job preparation clinic for homeless

LinkedIn is hosting around 75 homeless clients of InnVision Shelter Network in a job preparation clinic at its Mountain View headquarters on Friday, July 18.

The clinic aims to assist the clients with improving job interview skills and resumes and with setting up LinkedIn profiles. The clinic will be run by LinkedIn volunteers and serves as a collaboration between LinkedIn's "LinkedIn For Good" initiative and InnVision's NextGen Advisory Board.

InnVision Shelter Network's representatives said they hope that the clinic will help the organization's homeless yet job-ready clients recognize the right job opportunities and secure job offers.

Job preparation clinics for homeless clients serve as extensions of the organization's "Beyond the Bed" service model, which aims to help people acquire permanent residences. Representatives say the organization has an 80 percent success rate in restoring clients to self-sufficiency.

InnVision Shelter Network provides housing and support in 18 sites from San Jose to Daly City. The organization formed the NextGen Advisory Board earlier this year to provide further aid to homeless individuals and families throughout the Peninsula and Silicon Valley.

For more information about IVSN, visit ivsn.org. For more information about "LinkedIn for Good," visit linkedin.com/lifg.

Comments

Posted by randy albin, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:22 am

well, so this is realistic in the bay area. you might as well call it quits if you are homeless. where is it for anybody to be living? maybe give people a job at linkedin or somewhere else. how ridiculous and self-serving


Posted by harvardmom, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm

I think this is a nice attempt to help people get on their feet. What's wrong with that, Randy? The process needs to start somewhere, and why not here and why not now? It's better than doing nothing, and it's absolutely relevant and appropriate that LinkedIn be the sponsor. I'm having trouble figuring out what point you're trying to make. (Would it hurt to use capitalization and complete sentences so you can be understood?)

Thanks LinkedIn. Good work. And let us know how to be volunteers for next time.


Posted by Konrad M. Sosnow, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 19, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Thanks LinkedIn!

Thanks for giving back to the community in which you are based.

Thanks for not making the bottom line your only goal.





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