ZipRecruiter Launches Course Catalog to Help Job Seekers Acquire Skills Needed in the COVID-19 Economy

ZipRecruiter has partnered with third-party training providers to connect job seekers to the best-in-class training content that can help them succeed in a tough labor market

LOS ANGELES – October 1, 2020 – Leading employment marketplace ZipRecruiter® ( has partnered with edX®, Coursera, Skillshare™, SkillSuccess, Udacity and GoSkills to help job seekers acquire skills that can improve their chances of finding good jobs in the COVID-19 economy. 

When job seekers create or update their ZipRecruiter job profiles, they will now be invited to browse a curated menu of courses that they could take to improve their eligibility for better jobs. There are currently over 250 courses in the catalog.  

In recent years, ZipRecruiter has developed a range of features designed to help job seekers discover the skills they need to acquire to get the jobs they want. These include a scoring system that informs job seekers whether they are a good match for a given job, and an “Am I Qualified?” button which helps job seekers identify key skills they would need to qualify.  

Now, ZipRecruiter is taking one step further by delivering course recommendations and quickly connecting job seekers to the best and most relevant courses on the web. In its first month, job seeker engagement with the feature has seen explosive growth. 

“There are hundreds of thousands of currently open jobs that require expertise in only one key skill or software tool,” says ZipRecruiter CEO Ian Siegel. “Most people don’t realize that taking a single online course can be the key to unlocking both employment opportunity and meaningful income.”  

“edX is excited to work with ZipRecruiter to help job seekers gain the relevant skills they need to remain competitive in today’s workplace,” says edX CEO and MIT Professor, Anant Agarwal. “Connecting people with the learning opportunities that will help them achieve bigger and better things in their career is key. This new collaboration is an important step in helping job seekers truly unlock their potential.”

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