Roundup: LinkedIn Recruits for Hospitals; WorkJam Gets $50 Million

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LinkedIn expanded its Recruiting for Good program to help hospitals and other essential businesses recruit workers and volunteers during the pandemic. According to CNBC, the company has assigned 100 employees for about 540 hospitals, and is handling 260 other requests from healthcare organizations seeking to fill more than 26,000 roles.

WorkJam closed a $50 million Series C round led by Inovia Capital. The funding will be used for product development, geographic expansion and acquisitions. WorkJam said about 1.5 million front-line workers use its platform across 35 countries.

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Justworks launched new tax-deferral and Paycheck Protection Program reporting functionality as part of its COVID-19 relief center. The relief center enables customers to defer employer-paid Social Security taxes, generate a specialized PPP report for loan applications and access tools to schedule pandemic-related paid leave and claim applicable tax credits.

Benefits and payroll software provider GoCo announced a new feature designed to help businesses handle regulations and processes related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The COVID-19 Paid Leave feature calculates leave time for each policy and collects documentation from employees. The tool also helps employers track leave and generate reports.

AbsenceSoft updated its software to help employers track and report critical activities that arise because of the pandemic. The company’s products help organizations manage federal and state leave laws.

Communications platform Beekeeper added several features to its Crisis-Ready Kit, a temporarily free feature the company launched last month to help employers communicate with front-line workers. They include a tool to communicate scheduling changes, a document library, translations and health-related forms.

NextStep, a training and placement company for certified nursing assistants, announced a $3.6 million investment round from investors led by Springrock Ventures. The company retrains laid off workers as CNAs through its mobile platform.

Internship marketplace Parker Dewey is helping organizations move internships online rather than cancel planned summer programs. The company said it’s working with businesses across industries. 

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