Opportunities for Furloughed workers affected by US Government Shutdown

January 24, 2020
Vinayak Ranade
CEO at Drafted

In case you haven’t been following current news, the US government is currently partially shut down, and this is affecting hundreds of thousands of government and agency workers across the country. For example, 95% of NASA is currently furloughed - some of the most highly qualified and brilliant minds we have.This is not only a very challenging time for affected staff but also an opportunity for industry folks to step up.Together with TOPAS and the recruiting community, we’ve created a quick way to expedite connections between highly qualified staff to be connected with relevant industry recruiters.

What to do if you’re looking for work

If you are a furloughed government (or agency) worker directly or indirectly affected by the shutdown, use this link to opt-in to have your information shared with a select number of relevant industry recruiters.https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc1QO2p6zSdqpKYn2AJIEV7Ssi2tzmDOaVu3ktL7oHj88P0wg/viewform?usp=sf_linkYour information won’t be available publicly, and any recruiters that get access to it agree to keep it confidential.

What to do if you’re a recruiter and want to help

Email vinayak@drafted.us with your name / company / title and what kinds of people you’re interested in speaking with. We’ll verify you and connect you with relevant candidates (for free)This is a pro-bono project by the Drafted team. Stay tuned for updates and live chat us if you have any questions.

What to do if you just want to help but are not a recruiter or a government worker

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About Drafted

At Drafted, we believe that your company network is your single biggest competitive advantage when it comes to hiring. Our mission is to make it easy for you to leverage your network in the hiring process to find the best candidates. Your network is already powerful, it’s just too much work to make it a priority over the day-to-day of recruiting. Companies that use Drafted see their employee referral numbers go up by 2x, their time to hire drop by 30% and their overall hiring efficiency increase significantly within just a few months.