Jobenomics, the book, deals with economics of business and job creation. Jobenomics national grassroots movement’s goal is to facilitate an economic environment that will create 20 million net new middle-class jobs within a decade. The movement has reached millions of people via its blog, reports, TV/radio, social media, lectures and word-of-mouth.
Research. Jobenomics produces a series of comprehensive reports including quarterly employment (Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis- Q2 2015) and unemployment reports (Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis-Q2 2015) that address U.S. labor force, emerging business trends and economic security. Jobenomics also lectures on economic, industry and policy issues and opportunities related to job and business creation. Goal: evaluate U.S. labor force statistics, issues and solutions.
Key Focus Areas. While Jobenomics addresses big business and government employment trends, its principal focus is on highly-scalable small and self-employed businesses that employ almost 80% of all Americans. Women-owned, Generation Y/Z-owned, Minority-owned and Veteran-owned businesses represent demographics with the highest need and growth potential. Goal: educate and motivate these demographics on starting their own businesses as a potential alternative to traditional employment paths.
National-Level Initiatives. Jobenomics developed two detailed reports (several hundred pages) involving emerging technologies and systems related to the Energy Technology Revolution (ETR) and the Network Technology Revolution (NTR) that could create 20 million new American jobs within a decade given proper leadership and support. Goal: encourage policy and decision-makers to maximize ETR and NTR job and business creation and facilitate discussion in the 2016 presidential campaigns.
- The Energy Technology Revolution’s (see: http://jobenomicsblog.com/energy-technology-revolution/) technologies, processes and systems are dramatically changing the global energy mix. Driven by global climate change, renewable energy and growing demand in emerging economies, the appetite for clean and affordable energy has never been higher. These jobs will be produced with a lot of churn. Existing energy companies will become more efficient, requiring fewer workers. More importantly, energy generation is shifting from centralized power generation to decentralized, point-of-use systems that are not only more efficient but has the potential to create millions of local small businesses. New technologies will create major new markets and employment opportunities. Countries that have an ETR strategy will claim the bulk of these new jobs. While the U.S. is in the forefront in the ETR, it lacks an overall strategy from a business and jobs creation perspective.
- The Network Technology Revolution (see: http://jobenomicsblog.com/network-technology-revolution/) is characterized by a perfect storm of highly advanced technologies, processes and systems, including big data (zettabytes of data stored in “clouds”), semantic webs (thinking websites), machine learning (systems that can learn from data), mobile robotics (automated machines capable of movement), ubiquitous computing (embedding microprocessors in everyday objects to communicate information without requiring human interaction), national broadband system (bringing high-speed networks to everyone ), the “Internet of Things” (a world where more things are connected to the Internet than people), all of which will be imbued or controlled by some degree of artificial intelligence (AI) agents. The more creative the NTR becomes the more destructive it will be. According to the Oxford University study on computerization “about 47% of total U.S. employment is at risk” over the next two decades. If Oxford’s estimates are correct, up to 67 million U.S. jobs could be at risk. With a proper national strategy (that currently does not exist), the NTR can replace jobs lost to automation via the creation of millions of new small business and tens of millions of jobs, especially for the growing contingent workforce as well as stemming the flow of discouraged workers to the Not-in-Labor-Force.
Programs. Jobenomics developed an Urban Mining program to help cities monetize high value waste streams in order to create jobs and fund local business generation efforts. As part of this program, Jobenomics established eCyclingUSA LLC (http://ecyclingusa.com/) to help communities reclaim high value metals from electronic waste and use profits (average $30 million per year) for jobs and business creation. Jobenomics also developed a Community-Based Business Generator program, and related certification and funding efforts, to mass-produce inner city small businesses.
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Chuck Vollmer, Jobenomics Founder & Author