Bullhorn Seeks to Bridge the Opportunity Divide through Expanded Support of Workplace Development Nonprofits
BOSTON—JUNE 14, 2018—ENGAGE BOSTON 2018—Bullhorn®, the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruiting organizations transform their businesses, today announced that it has joined Pledge 1% – a global corporate philanthropy initiative in which forward-looking organizations pledge one percent of their equity, employee time, product, and/or profit to benefit their communities.
While talent is distributed equally, opportunity – unfortunately – is not. To that end, Bullhorn has made it a corporate mission to help close the opportunity gap, both in the initiatives and organizations it supports, and in the customers it empowers.
Bullhorn’s official association with Pledge 1% is just the latest example of its core commitment to social responsibility and community service; in 2006, the company launched its philanthropic arm, Bullhorn Cares, through which all employees are allowed and encouraged to volunteer in their communities every quarter. Bullhorn Cares has raised $500,000 since its inception, with $60,000 given to workplace development nonprofits in 2018 alone.
A key recipient of Bullhorn Cares’ efforts over the years has been Career Collaborative, a nonprofit organization that teaches unemployed and underemployed adults with low-income jobs how to build careers that change their lives and strengthen their families. Art Papas, Bullhorn’s founder and CEO, has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of Career Collaborative since 2015.
Bullhorn’s annual North American staffing and recruiting industry conference, Engage, is currently taking place in Boston, Massachusetts, celebrating the theme of The Power of People, and showcasing transformative stories of the staffing industry’s bold leadership and dedication to helping adults achieve dignity and provide for themselves and their families through meaningful work. To this end, Bullhorn has partnered with Year Up, a nonprofit organization that helps urban young adults reach their achievement potential. At Engage Boston 2018, Bullhorn will match all corporate and personal donations to Year Up, as well as those to Career Collaborative, up to $50,000.
“If there is one thing I’ve learned working in the workforce solutions ecosystem over the past 19 years,” said Art Papas, “it’s that almost everyone has the potential to build a truly rewarding career to provide for themselves and their families. But the reality is that there are millions of smart, hard-working adults that lack the knowledge, mentorship, and self-confidence to pursue those opportunities. They believe that rewarding careers are beyond their reach. Bridging the chasm between potential and empowerment is an enormous opportunity for our communities, and it’s the focus of all of our philanthropic efforts at Bullhorn.”
To learn more about Year Up, please visit: https://www.yearup.org/
To learn more about Career Collaborative, please visit: https://www.careercollaborative.org/
To learn more about Pledge 1%, please visit: https://pledge1percent.org/overview.html
Bullhorn is the global leader in CRM and operations software for the recruitment industry. More than 8,000 staffing companies rely on Bullhorn’s cloud-based platform to drive sales, build relationships, and power their recruitment processes from end to end. Headquartered in Boston, with offices around the world, Bullhorn is founder-led and employs more than 700 people globally. To learn more, visit www.bullhorn.com or follow @Bullhorn on Twitter.
Vice President of Marketing Communications, Bullhorn