Blue Star Families and oDesk will bring economic and professional opportunity to at least 100 military families through online work. oDesk will provide access to its online work platform, connecting these highly skilled family members to online jobs. Blue Star Families will provide its members with web-based, online training and support to help members launch their oDesk career, as well as bring job opportunities to the members through its relationships with corporations, NGOs and federal, state, and local governments.
oDesk will set up a unique 'group' on its platform to house the online workers from the Blue Star Families membership, as well as provide the organization with an online widget that allows it to list its member professionals on any website. Once the group is created, Blue Star Families will promote the group and its members to organizations interested in hiring military family members via online working relationships. The BSF group on oDesk is expected to be set up and active by 12/31/12, with BSF beginning their promotional efforts in early 2013.
The families of US servicemen and women make many sacrifices for their country. One of the major challenges is reduced access to economic opportunities due to their frequent relocation or deployment abroad. Thousands of highly educated and skilled military family members give up their own professional opportunities to support their nation.
oDesk is the world's largest online workplace, providing companies with a platform to hire, manage, and pay independent professionals across the globe. Our model is uniquely suited to bring jobs and economic opportunity to military families, giving them the freedom to work with companies all over the globe from wherever they live.
WIPP is seeking the following partners: partner(s) for its educational program marketing/outreach/communications; partner(s) for it's mentorship segment; and a partner for market analysis. With WIPP's proven capabilities demonstrated by its award winning Give Me 5 program, its partnership with the SBA for the WOSB program, building and leading Small Business Saturday and It Can Wait, WIPP is confident it will align with President Obama's National Export Initiative goal.