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Lyft now offers free rides to job interviews; here’s what happened over Halloween weekend

Today is Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Here’s what you need to know:

Good morning,

The ride-sharing service Lyft is offering free or reduced pricing for those riding to a job interview as well as their first three weeks of employment if hired, as detailed in a blog post by the company.

Lyft’s new Job Access Program is aimed especially at those in low-income areas for individuals unable to afford transportation due to unemployment.

The program will offer eligible individuals free or reduced-cost rides to and from job interviews, job training and the first three weeks of employment until they receive their first paychecks. It is especially targeted toward helping those who might otherwise not be able to receive transportation, such as veterans and disabled individuals.

“United Way believes that people of all ages and abilities should have an opportunity to improve their economic status through employment,” Alicia Lara, vice president of United Way Worldwide, one of Lyft’s partners for the program, said in the blog post. “When we work with corporate partners like Lyft in pursuit of this goal, the entire community benefits and together, we can affect sweeping change that benefits us all.”

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News from The Post:

Here’s how two local DJs spent their Halloween weekend in Athens (The Post)

Here’s a breakdown of what crimes took place this Halloween weekend (The Post)

If you missed it, Ohio University released every hazing allegation against student organizations. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times:

Ohio football wins 34-21 in a match against Ball State Saturday. (The Post)

The Ohio soccer team won against Miami but lost against Ball State Sunday. (The Post)

Ohio volleyball lost both matches against Western Michigan on Friday and Northern Illinois Saturday. (The Post)

Athens Weather

Expect clear skies following a foggy morning, with 69 degrees in the afternoon and 44 degrees in the evening. (Courtesy of Scalia Lab)

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