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Create Jobs for USA is a job creation initiative that pools donations from concerned citizens and socially-minded corporations and provides financing to job-creating community businesses, which include small businesses, microenterprises, nonprofit organizations, commercial real estate, and affordable housing.

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MasterCard Powers Entrepreneurship Through Create Jobs for USA

(0) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 9:21 AM

Here are some numbers to think about: unemployment in the U.S. remains at 8.3% and isn't budging. One in three small businesses say they can't get the financing they need to grow their business. And when small businesses, which employ more than half of all private sector workers,...

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Standing United to Support Community Businesses and Create Jobs

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2013 | 3:15 PM

Everywhere we turn, the media bombards us with a dominant theme: the economy. Rightly so! Today, nearly 12 million of our friends and neighbors are unemployed. To make a bad situation worse, politicians and pundits spend more energy pointing fingers than finding solutions. I don't know Howard Schultz (Starbucks CEO)...

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The Ultra Marathon to Create Jobs

(12) Comments | Posted February 21, 2013 | 5:46 PM

As a first generation Vietnamese American, I believe in the American dream. After my parents emigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam, my father worked here as an assembler at a solar turbine manufacturer in San Diego. My mother was an entrepreneur. Because of the work opportunity in this country, they...

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The Nova Cafe and Montana CDC Serve Up Jobs in Montana

(1) Comments | Posted February 19, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Strong businesses aren't always able to get the financing they need to grow and thrive. At Montana CDC, a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that's supported Montana businesses since 1986, we provide flexible financing and consulting that helps businesses like The Nova Cafe in Bozeman, MT...

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Starbucks and Opportunity Finance Network: Taking Action to Reduce Unemployment in America

(2) Comments | Posted February 5, 2013 | 6:18 PM

Since its launch in November 2011, Create Jobs for USA has mobilized more than $15 million in donations and helped create and sustain more than 5,000 American jobs. I'd like to share the story of Jimmy Griffin and Vince Berg, who created 19 of those jobs.

Downtown Seaside, Ore., was...

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Cooking Up Healthy Food and Job Creation in Atlanta

(1) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 10:45 AM

Our dreams came true thanks to Create Jobs for USA. So did the dreams of 10 people who needed jobs.

My wife Dawn and I own Happy Belly Curbside Kitchen, a mobile food truck that dishes out healthy foods in Atlanta. With a combined 30 years of hospitality...

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Help Americans Get Back to Work

(5) Comments | Posted January 21, 2013 | 9:00 AM

By Beth Lipson, EVP, Strategic Initiatives; Opportunity Finance Network

Today, nearly 12 million of our fellow Americans are unemployed. Our hardest hit communities are struggling to hold on. The trend is not reversing. Government has not taken strong enough action. So what can we do?

We believe now...

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