Partnership with the city of Birmingham, Alabama, puts people to work while providing vital information to underserved populations
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, and BRENTWOOD, Tennessee – April 2, 2020 – Vaco, a talent and solutions firm that provides consulting, contract and direct hire solutions to more than 40 markets around the globe, is partnering with the city of Birmingham, Alabama, to provide vital information on testing and other important outreach in the midst of the escalating coronavirus pandemic.
The remote COVID-19 response call center is staffed by individuals displaced from their work due to the virus and targets the city’s underserved and unemployed populations suffering through the crisis. The initiative is funded by the city’s emergency release funds and helps educate residents on preventative measures, symptoms and free resources available.
Through the partnership with the City of Birmingham and Birmingham Strong, more than 50 unemployed restaurant workers and others have been hired.
“It’s truly amazing to be part of something so impactful in a time that we are all trying to understand a new normal and figure out our role in making a valuable impact,” said Lindsey Tanner, managing director, Vaco. “We are thankful to help execute the City of Birmingham’s innovation and vision for helping to stop the spread of the coronavirus while also getting people back to work.”
The initiative is also underway in Memphis, Tennessee, and Vaco is exploring similar partnerships in Nashville and other cities.
Vaco provides boutique-level service with global reach in the areas of consulting, consultative project resources, executive search, permanent placement and strategic staffing. Areas of expertise include c-suite search, accounting, finance, technology, health care IT, operations, administration and international managed services. Since its founding in 2002, Vaco has grown to serve more than 40 markets across the globe, with 1,200 employees, 5,500 consultants and $750 million in revenue. Vaco has been named to Inc. magazine’s list of the fastest-growing private companies for the past 13 years and was named to Forbes’ 2018 & 2019 lists of America’s Best Recruiting Firms.
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