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201 GREAT IDEAS for Your SMALL BUSINESS, Third Edition by Jane Applegate

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GREAT 144 IDEA: Hire a Welfare Recipient

You can complain about spending your tax dollars on welfare, or you can do something about it by offering an entry-level job to one person on the public dole.

With training programs and support in the form of public transportation vouchers or help with child care, thousands of welfare recipients are joining the working class—some for the first time in their lives. You might think your business is too small to give someone on welfare a chance, but in today's tight job market, you can find untapped talent—as well as do a good deed.

My dad, Marty Weisman, left Max Factor, where he ran the research lab, when Max Factor was acquired by another company and moved its operations to the east coast. As one of the ...

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