$750,000 For Innovations To Reduce Employment Barriers Faced By Low-Wage Workers

Many people in low-income communities looking for work face a host of obstacles apart from just finding a job. They also have to deal with everything from a lack of childcare to inaccessible transportation.  It’s even harder for workers, especially part-timers, who don’t have insurance or paid time off.

With that in mind, Access Ventures, an impact operating foundation in Louisville, Ky, is funding Reconstruct Challenge, a competition which will accept five for-profit companies and nonprofits with innovative ways to address employment barriers. Winners, who will be awarded $100,000 each, will participate in a 12-18 month proof-of-concept program aimed at testing their innovations in the Louisville and Southern Indiana

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