NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Ride-sharing company Lyft is launching a program to give free or discounted rides to people heading to job interviews.

The program is launching in 35 markets across the United States and Canada.

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It includes free rides to work for the first three weeks of a new job.

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The company says it wants to help address transportation problems that affect employment in low-income communities.

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Lyft is partnering with the United Way and other groups to offer the service.