Gene Epstein Asks Businesses to 'Hire Just One'

Monday, October 18, 2010

Can one man's charitable donations help turn around the nation's unemployment numbers? Philanthropist Gene Epstein thinks so. The 71 year old Philadelphia resident is using $250,000 of his own money to create Hire Just One, an initiative that encourages businesses to hire again by making a $1,000 donation to charity when a business hires an unemployed person and keeps him or her on the payroll for six months. Epstein joins the program to talk about his ambitious program.

Comments [4]

Jane Toro from Wisconsin

Dear Mr. Epstein, You are a wonderful man and I admire you so much for what you are doing. I am a nurse and have been unemployed for one year. I hope someone will hire me, too. Thank you so much for all of us that don't have jobs right now.

Nov. 04 2010 07:56 PM
Jeff Cottrell from Dayton, Ohio

Hello Gene Epstein,

My name is Jeff Cottrell the owner of Screen Works in Dayton Ohio and we have a program thats helps put Americans back to work also... Please chick out Thank you and God Bless you for what you are doing! Your friend, Jeff

Nov. 04 2010 07:35 PM
Fran B. Reed from Hilton Head.

Hello Gene Epstein and Friends,
What I really need is a $1,000. to start
my own writing business, for a computer,
printer and scanner. I would employ
myself, and then hire a computer geek,
who lives in Philly to help me. I have
nothing now. I'm 72 and don't have money
for shoes, soap, shampoo, stamps. I
have SS and food stamps, but I can earn
writing, ghostwriting, and translating with
a computer. I have a book on amazon.
com, but I don't receive money until someone buys a copy. "We Are Not The
Enemy..." I'd like to ghostwrite your life,
Gene Epstein.843-715-0124 239 Beach
City 2113 Hilton Head, SC 29926

Oct. 20 2010 06:43 PM

I saw you breifly on the news and I want to help! I 'm about to retire from the Phx. Fire Dept. I've considered the peace corps. and the red cross and other organizations where I can live on my retirement pay and devoute the rest of my life to helping others thru acts of kindness and I need nothing in return!

Oct. 18 2010 08:28 PM

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