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The Mom Project Partners with UrbanSitter to Provide Moms Free Childcare to Attend Job Interviews

The Mom Project, the leading career destination for moms, today announced a new partnership with UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that connects parents and babysitters through people they know, which will give moms access to free babysitting when they are interviewing for jobs.  This first-of-its-kind partnership joins two major national marketplaces, providing a novel solution and support system for mothers who are balancing looking for a new job with childcare responsibilities.

The partnership was borne out of feedback from the more than 100,000 women who are part of The Mom Project's marketplace, who explained that a lack of childcare created challenges preparing for, or even attending, job interviews.

"It was evident that job-seeking moms were in need of an innovative, trustworthy and often 'on short notice' childcare solution to focus fully on bringing their best selves to the interview process," said Mom Project CEO Allison Robinson. "This partnership underscores our commitment at The Mom Project to build a comprehensive support system for moms as they set, pursue and achieve their career goals. Our work with UrbanSitter is the first of many partnership initiatives we will bring to market to further support moms."

The new partnership will offer any mom who secures an employer interview through The Mom Project marketplace a $75 babysitting credit from UrbanSitter.  Every single member of The Mom Project will also receive a free first month of membership on UrbanSitter. 

"At UrbanSitter we strive to meet the diverse demands of childcare," said Lynn Perkins, CEO and co-founder of UrbanSitter. "As a company created by women for women, we are proud to work with The Mom Project to provide a crucial support network for thousands of mothers across the country who are pursuing their career goals in 2019."

To learn more about the partnership, or to sign up for the program, please visit www.themomproject.com

The Mom Project is the leading career destination for moms. With a community of over 100,000 talented professionals and more than 1,000 companies, The Mom Project is committed to building a better workplace for mothers and the businesses they support.

UrbanSitter is an app and website that's making it easier than ever for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights to full-time care. Only UrbanSitter taps into a parent's personal network to connect them with sitters of friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from their kid's school—to find a sitter they trust. With more than 1 million registered users in more than 50 cities, UrbanSitter is solving the childcare dilemma for families everywhere. The company is backed by Advance Venture Partners, Canaan Partners, DBL Investors, First Round Capital, Match Group - a division of IAC, Menlo Ventures, Rustic Canyon, Aspect Ventures, A-Grade Investments and several angel investors.