iPass, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) has partnered with women´s non-profit Bottomless Closet to provide Wi-Fi connectivity for women returning to workforce, the company said.
The company said nearly 50 million Americans do not have access to the Internet, and for those without the ability to get online, searching for a job becomes nearly impossible. iPass said it intends to provide 3,000 disadvantaged clients of the New York-based charity Bottomless Closet with three months of free, unlimited Wi-Fi in honor of the Wireless Broadband Alliance´s inaugural World Wi-Fi Day.
Over the course of the next year, 3,000 Bottomless Closet clients, who are transitioning into the workforce, will receive three months of free iPass service. Once activated, the service will provide each user with complimentary, unlimited access to iPass´ global network of more than 53 million hotspots across more than 120 countries, including 31 million in the US, allowing them to remain connected wherever they are.
The iPass alliance with Bottomless Closet was launched to mark the first World Wi-Fi Day, announced earlier this year by the Wireless Broadband Alliance as part of an initiative to expand wireless internet connectivity across both the developed and under-developed world.
Bottomless Closet provides disadvantaged New York City women, many of whom are transitioning from unemployment and public assistance, with comprehensive services to help them return to or enter the workforce. Their job-readiness services include the selection and provision of suitable interview attire, one-on-one resume assistance and interview coaching as well as access to a range of relevant workshops pertaining to professional and personal development.
iPass is a provider of global mobile connectivity, offering Wi-Fi access on any mobile device. Built on a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, the iPass cloud-based service keeps its customers connected by providing unlimited Wi-Fi connectivity on unlimited devices.