by Ray Hayes

For the past few weeks, I’ve noticed a consistent Facebook ad promoting the company Jopwell. I didn’t know much about the organization prior to seeing the ad but I heard a guest on the SiriusXM’s Karen Hunter show mention the startup as well. With my curiosity peaked, I decided to look for more information on the corporation.

For those unaware, Jopwell is a LinkedIn type online platform focused on empowering minorities seeking job opportunities. In my opinion, there is most certainly a need for a platform to connect minorities with top recruiters and it’s a good thing this is happening.  According to the company’s website, the founders noticed a “… gap in connecting talented underrepresented minority candidates with businesses committed to creating a more diverse workforce.” Instead of complaining about the problem the two young men, Porter Braswell and Ryan Williams, decided to take action and build a platform to help.

Jopwell is not only trying to link minorities to Fortune 500 companies but also plans to diversify the business world in sports. The company recently announced a partnership with the NBA. Teams including the Golden State Warriors, L.A. Clippers and Boston Celtics have agreed to pay a subscription fee to access the company’s platform to locate and hire qualified candidates to come aboard and join their organizations.

I would like to applaud the founders and staff at Jopwell for their work and wish them their further success in the near future.

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