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What is the name of the company and/or product?
Rock Your Block
What is the customer value proposition? What business problem is being solved?
Teen unemployment rates in the US are currently at an all-time high, upwards of 25-35%. Multiple research studies indicate that high levels of unemployment during the teen years increase the difficulty of transitioning to part-time and full-time employment in the late teens and early twenties, as well as reduce future wage and earnings potential.
Rock Your Block solves this problem by offering a safe and convenient way for teenagers to find jobs in their community. Teens are given the opportunity to develop skills necessary to become independent, self-sufficient adults: searching for work, building a resume, handling job interviews, and developing good time and money management. Rock Your Block is the first mobile and Facebook-integrated application that leverages teens’ existing networks by providing a platform to search and apply to job postings in their community.