A Contest to Create Jobs

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Joblessness is an ongoing problem in the U.S. and in countries abroad. But fifteen semi-finalists are currently competing in a contest that's hopes to put some of those people back to work. The contest is called Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World That Works, and it's being produced by the eBay Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers. The contest's winners will get $50,000 to build their ideas. Voting is open to the general public via the contest's website, and ends today at 5 p.m. EST.

Lauren Moore, president of the eBay Foundation, and Alexa Clay, knowledge and learning manager at Ashoka Changemakers, talk about what kinds of projects are emerging from the contest.

Guests:

Alexa Clay and Lauren Moore

Produced by:

Sitara Nieves

Comments [2]

Dana Franchitto from S. Wellfleet, MA.

This is just another fairytale pitch for capaitalism throwing around words like "entrpeneurship" and "innovation" in service to the corpoations that don't care about hiring workers in the first place even as they take govt.subsidies and tax breaks. "Social entrepeneurship" has never recieved any real scrutiny on "public" radio.

Aug. 10 2011 10:32 PM
listener

Speaking of eBay, imagine what innovations in job creation that a Gov. Meg Whitman could have brought to California and the nation if citizens there in recent years could make sensible voting choices.

Aug. 10 2011 07:55 AM

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