A new job search platform is helping match laid off talent with over 500 companies that are still hiring

Getro.org connects job seekers to companies hiring even during the pandemic. 10’000 Hours/Getty Images This story is available exclusively on Business Insider Prime. Join BI Prime and start reading now. Getro seeks to help laid off staff find new roles by connecting them with companies that are actively hiring during the pandemic.Created by MondayVC, which…

A new job search platform is helping match laid off talent with over 500 companies that are still hiring

Getro.org connects job seekers to companies hiring even during the pandemic.

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Getro seeks to help laid off staff find new roles by connecting them with companies that are actively hiring during the pandemic.Created by MondayVC, which powers the job boards and private talent networks for many organizations, the platform currently lists over 5,700 job openings at 570 companies, including brand names like BarkBox, Coursera, and Shopify.Like other job search websites, candidates can interact with the platform by creating a profile and searching for openings.Recruiters can filter through profiles, search for candidates directly, or find qualified talent through Getro’s weekly newsletter.Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Since March 11, the day the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, over 500 startups have laid off more than 68,000 employees, according to Layoffs.FYI, a coronavirus-related layoff tracking website. Among those impacted, once growing giants like Lyft and Uber have let go of 1,000 and 3,000 employees respectively.On June 8, Evan Walden, CEO of MondayVC, a company that powers the job boards and private talent networks for venture capital funds, private membership organizations, universities, foundations, and chambers of commerce, launched a new free platform, Getro.org. The goal of the platform is to match laid off tech talent to more than 500 companies that are still hiring — over the next three months, they’re striving  to make 10,000 introductions between employers and prospective employees. 

Evan Walden.

Evan Walden

After each layoff, Walden and his team saw dozens of one-off documents, Excel spreadsheets, Airtable lists, and websites with the names and profiles of those impacted by layoffs circulating on social media. And among those lists they saw a need and a way to bring order to the chaos by creating one central platform to make it easier to connect out-of-work job seekers with recruiters and hiring managers with open positions to fill.”As the weeks went by and the layoffs continued, we started hearing from hiring managers that these lists were fragmented, hard to search, and the lack of data made it hard to differentiate between candidates,” he told Business Insider. “This created noise in their recruiting funnels, making the resources challenging to utilize.”There was also the matter of vetting these candidates, he explained. “There is an unfortunate stigma around being laid off,” Walden wrote in a post introducing Getro to the Product Hunt community. “Hiring managers are looking for signals of trust, like referrals, when deciding whether they should interview someone, and aggrega
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