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Unemployed United: Creating real opportunities for the unemployed

Unemployed United

(Clicking on this image will take you to the Unemployed United website.)

One of the most gratifying experiences of Internet surfing is stumbling upon other people’s great ideas, and I find that there are quite a few great ideas out there that deserve a lot more attention! In this post I’d like to draw your attention to one such idea that developed into a start-up company called Unemployed United. They won’t simply be providing another platform with smart features to search for work on. In what other ways do they aim to help, you ask?

Unemployed United’s stated mission is to assist those unemployed in the USA, UK, and Ireland to find or create jobs, and this is to be achieved “either by means of initial business investment or extra training to improve their chances of becoming employed. €10,000 per month will go to our unemployed members and we intend to increase this amount as the popularity of the website increases.” I must say that I quite like that intent to help give people a nudge in the direction out of unemployment they wish to take.

With my curiosity piqued, I emailed the folks at Unemployed United to find out more with regard to what spurred the vision and drive to make this happen. Founder, Kevin Moroney, responded by explaining, “Bringing a new idea to life is always a challenge but without ideas like these and without acting on them, we are in essence accepting the status quo. So instead of sitting back and complaining about the current unemployment situation I want to be part of team that helps, albeit in some small way, provide real opportunities for the unemployed.”

Finally, as is a start-up company, the folks there are looking for at least 1,000 people to affirm that this is a great initiative. The world certainly needs people Kevin Morony… people who get up and proactively tackle problems grassroots style. I wish him and his team the best and look forward to learning about new developments. For more information and to show your support, head on over to Unemployed United!

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