U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. Launches “Hire-One” Campaign!:

With so many historical milestones in mind this year: The 100th anniversary of the birth of Rosa Parks, the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech this August, we salute all the leaders who have contributed to the freedom, equality, and overall advancement of the African American community. In the same spirit, the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. has launched a “Hire-One” campaign in February in honor of Black History Month. The “Hire-One” Campaign is intended to encourage the 1.9 million Black-owned businesses across the country to hire at least one additional African-American employee to help dramatically reduce the national unemployment rate. Here are some suggestions:

1. Leverage Subsidized Employment Programs from your local or State Department of Employment Services.For example, in Washington, DC, where the U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. is headquartered, the Department of Employment Services (DC DOES) has great subsidized programs such as Project Empowerment. See more information here.

2. Download the Around the Way App to identify Black-Owned Businesses Near You.The U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. recently partnered with Around The Way to help consumers support Black-owned businesses. Now available for iPhone and Android – download here. Increased revenue increases the capacity to hire.

3. Utilize Social Media to Share YOUR Story – If you are hiring, follow us and tells us via Facebook www.facebook.com/usblackchamber or via Twitter www.twitter.com/usblackchamber1 or

The U.S. Black Chamber, Inc. supports 110 Chambers in 22 States and 240,000 businesses through Five Regional Offices and Five Pillars of Service: Advocacy, Access to Capital, Contracting, Entrepreneur Training, and Chamber Development.

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