DoorDash and UnidosUS, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the US, have partnered to provide bilingual workforce development programs to the Latino community. The $1.1 million partnership will include "workforce development programs focused on upskilling or starting micro/small businesses, providing individuals with digital literacy and job readiness skills needed for upward mobility, and improving pathways to employment for jobseekers," DoorDash reports.
"Everyone deserves an opportunity to succeed at their workplace. That's why we're excited about our new partnership with DoorDash to provide Latinx workers with the skills they need to succeed in the jobs of the 21st century," said Janet Murguía, president and CEO of UnidosUS, in announcing the partnership.
Central to the partnership is UnidosUS's signature initiative, Caminos, which will offer bilingual financial coaching in addition to workforce development training. The program will identify and recruit participants through local UnidosUS affiliates and the US Dasher community. The workforce development programs will be free to participants and will help them build skills in such areas as finance, sales, and digital literacy, according to the Caminos website. Programming will take place in 10 markets, including Chicago, Illinois; San Diego, California; Miami, Florida; and Washington, DC.
"This collaboration will allow us and our network of affiliates to expand our current workforce development programs and provide innovative training and employment opportunities to hundreds more workers," Murguía added.