BOSTON, June 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst and Young (EY) today announced that Fred Goff, founder and CEO of Jobcase, the only social media site dedicated to empowering America's workforce, received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Award in the Enterprise Services category in New England. Now in its 30th year, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. As a result of the Jobcase team's dedication to grow the company and realize its mission, Goff was selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Marriott Copley Place on June 23, 2016.
"This award is a true celebration of the Jobcase team's commitment to empowering America's workforce," said Goff. "I am grateful to EY for this title, and feel honored to have a team of professionals who are smart, driven and passionate about truly making a difference for working men and women in this country."
Developed with the mission of advocating for the American worker, Jobcase.com provides an open-access platform, which is emerging as the go-to place for people to help one another in their worklife. One Jobcaser, a U.S. military veteran, recently cited Jobcase as the first place he has felt "this kind of camaraderie since the service;" another calls it his "online family."
With over 53 million registered members and nearly 2 million people served on the network each day, Jobcase.com equips people with the right tools, encouragement and resources in order to effectively maximize their worklife – from finding new jobs, to navigating difficulties at work, to getting advice on how to excel and get promoted. Jobcase, an MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory affiliate, employs nearly 100 data analysts, scientists and software engineers that work on state-of-the-art tools, algorithms and heuristics that make it all work.
"Our talented team has made great progress in democratizing Big Data – putting people back in control and giving them actionable insights that help them achieve success – as they define it. However, there is still more work to do," noted Goff. "Our next milestone is to grow our membership to 1 billion globally and continue to evolve our processes to best meet the needs of the global workforce."
As a New England award winner, Goff is now eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2016 national program. Award winners will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 19, 2016.
To learn more about the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year New England program, click here.
One of the Boston area's fastest growing technology companies, Jobcase is the only social media site dedicated to empowering America's workforce. Jobcase provides one place to manage all things job-related, especially access to the knowledge, connections and wisdom of 53 million other Jobcasers. Jobcase is an industry affiliated partner of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, CSAIL, and Jobcase technology powers over 100 job sites in the Jobcase Network, connecting more than 53 million workers and employers. For more information on Jobcase, visit www.jobcase.com.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world's most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
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