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Arianna On CNBC: Huffington Takes on the Jobs Deficit At The Republican Convention (VIDEO)

Posted: 08/28/2012 9:15 am

Appearing on CNBC's "Squawk Box" from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Arianna Huffington discussed The Huffington Post's partnership with NBC News, Microsoft, and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch a bipartisan jobs initiative at both party conventions this year.

Arianna outlined what the project is all about:

"What we're trying to do at both conventions is show what the private sector, not-for-profits, and entrepreneurs can do to create jobs. We are bringing over 70 entrepreneurs to each convention and having an expo to show their startups and what they're doing and where the media can actually put some spotlight on what is working and not just on what is not working."

When anchor Becky Quick asked her for an example of successful job creation, Arianna cited the example of a JPMorgan analyst who was taking a train trip across America, bringing young entrepreneurs into areas facing economic hardship and helping them to use their creativity and ingenuity to start businesses in those areas.

She added: "The idea here is for us not just to be idle bystanders waiting for somebody in Washington to come up with a magical solution. We are doubtful this is going to happen anytime soon. We want to activate that spirit of entrepreneurship that is so much a part of the American DNA."

Watch the full segment below:

 
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