REEF Seeks to Hire More Than 1,000 Workers in Miami over the Next Three Years

Monday, Aug 23, 2021

Company launches national “NBRHD Career Initiative” to enhance job opportunities for underserved communities

Miami-based technology startup REEF today announced a plan to hire more than 1,000 employees in the Miami area over the next 3 years for roles spanning nearly every division within the company, including Research & Development and business operations.

Additionally, as the company expands, it is doubling down on its commitment to provide job opportunities to individuals from underserved communities and is launching a national effort called the NBRHD Career Initiative. The program will partner with nonprofit, academic and government programs that focus on local workforce development in cities across the U.S. to create a customized interviewing and hiring process for each. In each city, the communities REEF will support will differ, but nationally the NBRHD Career Initiative will be focused on veterans and military spouses, opportunity youth, BIPOC individuals, women/femme-identifying, and formerly incarcerated individuals. REEF is launching the program in Miami and plans to expand it to Chicago and Austin in the coming weeks.

“We are proud to launch the NBRHD Career Initiative that will create opportunities in communities that are too often passed over and better ensure that our employees represent the neighborhoods in cities where we operate,” said Ari Ojalvo, CEO of REEF.

“We are proud to work with REEF to invest in our local economy and workforce by bringing over a thousand full-time, good-paying jobs to our county," said Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. "Companies like REEF are working to build better communities by establishing a pipeline of opportunities for people from underserved areas, and by collaborating across nonprofit, academia and government to invest in our local workforce.”

“As the City of Miami continues to establish itself as one of the country's leading innovation hubs, we are excited to work with REEF in creating jobs for more than a thousand Miamians," said Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. “REEF has been an invaluable partner for the city and a pillar of our progress in evolving Miami into a thriving tech hub.”

What the NBRHD Career Initiative means for South Florida:

REEF currently has 2,400 employees in Miami-Dade County, with plans to hire an additional 1000 employees locally over the next 3 years. The NBRHD Career Initiative, through working with Miami Dade College, Lotus House, Camillus House, Chapman Partnership, CareerSource, LEAP, Fruits of Charity, and Miami Community Ventures (a Beacon Council Foundation Initiative), will provide access to job placement and training across a variety of industry sectors with opportunities for advancement and career-track roles. Full time REEF employees are eligible for benefits including medical insurance dental insurance and paid time off.

“We are looking to expand our research and development in the Miami-area, testing new verticals and models here in Miami, before we roll them out nationwide. Working with exceptional local workforce development programs, through the NBRHD Career Initiative, will help us continue to hire from diverse and underserved communities while further cultivating Miami as a world-class innovation hub,” said REEF co-founder and SVP of product Philippe Saint-Just.

About REEF

REEF transforms urban spaces into community hubs that bring the best goods, services, and experiences to the neighborhood. With an ecosystem of 5,000 locations and a team of over 18,000 people, REEF is the largest operator of parking real estate and delivery kitchens in North America. By connecting the world to your block, we’re making the place you live, the place you love to be.



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