Social Entrepreneur Merry Korn Wins Award For Creating Jobs for the Disadvantaged
Social entrepreneur Merry Korn was the recipient of the 2010 Ohio Social Entrepreneur Award for her company Pearl Interactive Network, LLC, which helps create jobs for socially and economically disadvantaged Ohioans. Korn was selected for the award based on criteria that included adopting a mission that creates and sustains both private and social value, and conceptualizing a solution that creates and promotes earning potential and alleviates economic suffering of the socially and economically disadvantaged population. Pearl Interactive Network is a virtual home-based business process outsourcing firm and a social enterprise. It’s Candidate Recruitment Division assist organizations with Equal Employment Opportunity compliance by recruiting potential employees from diverse backgrounds such as transitioning veterans, people with disabilities, mature workers, and military spouses an caregivers. Korn used funds received from the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission to purchase a VoIP phone system which she has configured with assistive technologies that enable people who cannot use their hands or eyes to work.