By Adam Roseman
Steady was founded on the singular mission of helping improve the increasingly challenging lives of hourly and gig American workers. But we could have never imagined the challenges that have been thrust upon millions of American workers in only a few short weeks as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.
So, we’re digging deep to create NEW initiatives focused on providing tangible relief and resources that give a growing base of Steady members a fighting chance to improve their financial lives in these trying times.
The four things we’re doing to get money in your pockets quickly are:
Steady high demand jobs – Job listings on the Steady jobs boards filtered on those jobs where there is a genuine hiring need, even during the COVID-19 epidemic.
Emergency cash grants to thousands of Steady members experiencing large income drops – Steady is partnering with The Workers Lab to distribute through The Workers Fund emergency cash grants of $100 to $1,000 to thousands of select Steady Members over the coming weeks. Members must have linked their account to Steady’s free Income Tracker to have a chance to qualify.
Medical support – Beginning May 1, Steady members who have set up their Income Tracker in the Steady mobile app will have their telemedicine subscription paid for by Steady and accessible within the Steady mobile app for the member, their spouse and children up to 24 years of age. The telemedicine subscription (no health insurance or social security number required) provides access to a doctor, PA or Nurse Practitioner to help save money and eliminate the time and risk involved when visiting a medical facility, especially during COVID-19.
Rapid ACH cash deposit of completed Steady Income Boosters – It is more important than ever to receive cash as quickly as possible. Steady is now able to deposit cash into the Member’s account connected to the Steady income tracker as soon as it receives notice from an Income Booster partner that a Steady Member has completed their Steady Income Booster.
Last week, it was a great honor to roll out Steady Together with Shaquille O’Neal online.