After moving the Bay Area for grad school, Maya Tobias and Ben Hamlin met and decided to launch their own social enterprise, Localwise. Localwise, like a lot of start-ups, has evolved over time, and now serves as a platform for local businesses to post their opportunities and for local folks to find jobs.
Running a small business is challenging, and one of the pain points Maya & Ben identified was hiring. Having a place to post that fosters community and celebrates what’s great about our community was the inspiration for Localwise.
OBDC is thrilled to partner with Localwise to celebrate and support local businesses. We encourage our clients to utilize Localwise’s platform when they’re hoping to hire. You can find our fall intern positions posted there shortly.
Localwise has recently received some great press. Click here for the Growing East Blog and here for the Berkelyside post.
You can find Localwise across social media platforms as @belocalwise. We especially recommend their instagram!