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iHire Supports COVID-19 Recruitment Advertising Grant Program

Industry-Wide Initiative Continues to Grow, Issuing Grants to Organizations Hiring in Response to Pandemic

Frederick, Maryland – April 3, 2020 – As organizations hire workers to combat the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, iHire today announced its participation in Appcast’s Recruitment Advertising Grant Program. The initial launch was worth $100,000 and continues to grow with the involvement of industry leaders, including iHire. As of April 2, 2020, the program had raised $368,000 and awarded 26 grants.

The program is open to organizations in the U.S. and Canada that are hiring workers to treat patients and slow the spread of COVID-19. Grants are being awarded to organizations including healthcare systems, senior living communities, facilities management companies, pharmaceutical research and development firms and other health services companies.

Steve Flook, President and CEO of iHire, said, “With 13 of our 56 industry-specific talent communities focused on healthcare hiring, iHire is in a unique position to lend a hand during the COVID-19 crisis. It’s always been our mission to connect employers with qualified talent, and Appcast’s initiative gives us the opportunity to do so in an even more meaningful way.”

Chris Forman, CEO of Appcast, shared, “Given the nature of the pandemic, the situation is changing rapidly, as are the hiring needs of front-line organizations. Appcast is eager to contribute how and where we can and grateful to our job site partners for mobilizing around this cause.”

Additional information is available by visiting Job sites interested in supporting the initiative can contact Matt Molinari of Appcast at

About iHire

iHire is a leading career-oriented platform that brings candidates and employers together in 56 industry-focused communities. We believe that by narrowing job seekers’ and employers’ searches within a specific industry, we can connect high-quality talent with the right opportunities faster, easier, and more effectively than a general job board. Everyone deserves to find work that is fulfilling, inspiring, and meaningful. Since 1999, we’ve combined cutting-edge technology with our expertise in the recruitment space and the invaluable insights of our members to achieve just that. Visit for more information.

About Appcast

Using real-time data and programmatic technology, Appcast is advancing the recruitment advertising industry, enabling employers, agencies, recruitment firms, and job boards to improve recruitment outcomes, ROI, and attract high-quality job seekers. To learn more, visit

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