Laborx is a talent innovation company that improves the employability of underrepresented talent by making job placement solutions accessible via mobile technology. They aim to create a pathway out of poverty for young people without college degrees by offering mobile phone job training and employment matching services.
They partner up with foundations, workforce development agencies, local governments, and employers to allow people to explore and apply to living wage jobs, all from a mobile phone. Their vision is to help millions of people in the U.S. and around the world escape and break the cycle of poverty in their families by making it easier to find a living wage job.
The founder, Yscaira Jimenez, is a Dominican immigrant from the Bronx. She attended Columbia University and MIT. Above all she was inspired by the substance addiction and incarceration struggles of people in her life and felt compelled to use education and employment to break the cycle of poverty.