NEW YORK, Jan. 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The weight loss program, Noom has announced it has hired the 1000th full-time on Jan. 15, 2019, less than two years after the company was on the verge of bankruptcy.
The CEO and co-founder, Saeju Jeong, credits Noom's innovative technology with turning the company from a money-losing venture in 2016 to sustaining 20x earnings over the last two years.
In January 2017, Noom had only 77 full-time employees, making the 1000th hire that much more remarkable of a turnaround, Jeong says.
"Noom is creating jobs in cities and states that are typically overlooked by tech companies," said Jeong. "These are full-time jobs with health benefits. This is a great example of how AI is creating jobs and bringing outsourced jobs back to America, while at the same time, helping more Americans get healthier through behavior change."
To date, Noom has hired full-time employees in 32 states, including 35-year-old Tracy Madden of Mount Juliet, Tennessee. Madden ? a Registered Dietitian with a B.S. in psychology and Masters in Public Health Nutrition and more than 10 years of coaching experience ? said she thanks Noom for giving her a job that allows her to develop her coaching skills in her new city.
"Noom feels like home," Madden said. "I've coached for about four different coaching companies, and I've never felt so in tune with any company before. I feel as though I am a vital part of this company, and that my thoughts and opinions are not only valued, but utilized in helping our company to grow and thrive. I've also developed very close relationships with some colleagues who I had not even met until a few weeks ago, when I traveled to New York for our holiday party. Noom truly feels like my home, and my colleagues have become like family, even though we are all miles apart, living in different cities."
Jeong says AI will continually eliminate jobs in sectors that don't require empathy and critical thinking, but when it comes to sectors, like Noom, the technology will create a new robust job market that allows people to work from anywhere.
Noom Ranks as Top Trending Diet in 2018, According to Google
Google conducts a "Year in Search" analysis every year, looking for the "top trending" searches that showed the highest spike in traffic year-over-year. The annual campaign identifies what people around the globe are most curious about in 2018 relative to 2017.
Consumers across the U.S. helped turn Noom into one of the 2018 "top trending diets," according to Google Trends, based on an aggregation of trillions of search queries. Throughout 2018, Noom's weight loss program generated national media interest.
In May 2018, People Magazine published a comprehensive review of Noom, saying, "If you're a complete newbie to self-care who needs that extra push to get organized and keep yourself accountable, Noom is the program for you." Men's Health also featured Noom in its report of 2018's best AI devices for weight loss and fitness, highlighting it as "the first program of its kind to be recognized by the CDC for diabetes prevention." Entrepreneur.com published an in-depth feature on how Jeong and his Noom co-founder, Artem Petakov, took the digital health program to top of Google Play and iTunes.
How Noom Works
Noom users work with dedicated health coaches who guide and motivate them throughout their weight loss journey, while also teaching new habits to promote long-term behavior change.
The coaches, aided by Noom's patented AI technology, help users stick to their weight loss plan. To date, 47 million people around the globe have logged more than 4 billion behavioral data points using the program.
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About Noom, Inc.
Noom, Inc., a leader in mobile health coaching, combines the power of technology with the empathy of real human coaches to deliver successful behavior change at scale. With the largest number of health coaches nationwide, Noom's direct-to-consumer weight loss and fitness mobile behavior change programs have reached more than 47 million users across the globe. Noom also treats chronic and pre-chronic conditions, including the CDC's Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Noom's fully mobile diabetes prevention program was the first of its kind to be recognized by the CDC and the only mobile program clinically proven in a peer-reviewed journal. Noom offers curricula across the acuity spectrum and now features programs for pre-hypertension, hypertension and diabetes management in addition to its flagship weight loss and diabetes prevention programs. Noom has offices in New York City, Seoul and Tokyo.
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