Hire Just One logo appears as newspaper adSuburban Philadelphia philanthropist Gene Epstein is promoting a $250,000 effort called Hire Just One, with plans to make $1,000 donations to charity in the name of businesses that hire an unemployed person and keep the worker on the payroll for at least six months.

One company estimating that Epstein’s program probably got the company to make the hires about six months before it would have otherwise.

Epstein is taking out full-page ads in local papers to keep the momentum going for his campaign, launched in September. More than 100 businesses have jumped on board.

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