Updated: Feb 10
Adriel Lubarsky is the CEO of Riveter, which negotiates free and discounted access to wellness, education, financial, and career resources on behalf of the unemployed.
What resources exist to help me?
Every year in America, over 20 million people lose their jobs. This happens even in the best economic conditions.
The COVID Pandemic and adjacent unemployment crisis has shed a new light on the challenges of being unemployed, especially at a time when hiring is down and reemployment can take twice as long as usual.
While losing your job may feel debilitating at first, you should know that you’re not alone. You, and the millions of others who find themselves in your position every year, can rely on dozens of private, public, and non-profit organizations, all built to support the unemployed.
Here are a few you can start relying on now.
How do I access emergency resources?
OnwardCA started in California to connect unemployed Americans to essential resources (money, food, and shelter), retraining opportunities, and jobs.
Their platform is free to use, and especially helpful if you’re struggling to make ends meet, or want to better understand the resources available to you in your community. The organization was started by Bitwise Industries, a tech ecosystem supporting ‘underdog cities.’ They’ve been building tools to support cities for years, and Onward is the latest extension of their work.