Program AreaEducation, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development
Location of ImpactAustralia, United States
Headquarters LocationOakland, California, United States
Product PlatformsMobile Apps, SMS
Founder DemographicsFemale, Racial or Ethnicity Minority
Work in a changing world is inherently unstable for people working in low wage jobs. Stagnant pay, involuntary part-time hours, negotiating multiple jobs and inflexible yet erratic scheduling are wreaking havoc on the lives of working people and destroying opportunities for mobility and success. Restricted access to information and support play a key role in keeping low wage workers isolated and disempowered, thereby creating a new kind of digital divide. People need information to thrive and WorkIt is an information lifeline for people working in low wage jobs. WorkIt was developed by United for Respect (UFR), based on years of analysis, applied experience, and a bold vision for reshaping our economy and democracy.