A Contest to Create Jobs

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Joblessness is an ongoing problem in the U.S. and in countries abroad. But fifteen semi-finalists are currently competing in a contest that's hopes to put some of those people back to work. The contest is called Powering Economic Opportunity: Create a World That Works, and it's being produced by the eBay Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers. The contest's winners will get $50,000 to build their ideas. Voting is open to the general public via the contest's website, and ends today at 5 p.m. EST.

Lauren Moore, president of the eBay Foundation, and Alexa Clay, knowledge and learning manager at Ashoka Changemakers, talk about what kinds of projects are emerging from the contest.