Jobenomics deals with the economics of business, job, wealth and revenue creation with a goal of 20 million new private sector jobs by 2020. The Jobenomics movement commenced with Chuck Vollmer’s book, which was written to illuminate economic challenges, start a grassroots 20 by 20 campaign, and implement scalable business creation initiatives, like Jobenomics-Harlem.
Jobenomics-Harlem is an effort to create one thousand (1,000) new businesses per year in Harlem with emphasis on small and self-employed businesses, and providing financing to the base of Harlem’s economic pyramid.
Jobenomics-Harlem is led by Michel J. Faulkner. Faulkner is the founder of the Institute for Leadership (http://institute4leadership.com) located in Harlem. IFL is focused on leadership development in the 15th District of New York. The non-profit Institute for Leadership seeks to ensure tomorrow by making better leaders today. In 2010, Faulkner secured the Republic nomination for the Congressional campaign for the 15th District of New York (Harlem). Faulkner ran on a Jobenomics “Jobs Now” platform, which received significant local, state and national attention. He also serves as a Board Member for NYC Department of Youth and Community Assistance, and a consultant for the state’s Health Foundation’s Statewide Diabetes Campaign.
Jobenomics has partnered with IFL to create a community-based business “generator” for business implementation and financing. The community-based Jobenomics-Harlem business generator is designed to mass produce businesses in various industry sectors. Once operational, Jobenomics-Harlem will add a business “incubator” as revenues come on line. A business incubator creates individual (as opposed to mass production) of entrepreneurial-based businesses. One of the major accomplishments of the Jobenomics-Harlem effort to date is a $20 million fund from ACCION USA for micro-business loans up to $50,000 for each new business created by the business generator.
The Jobenomics-Harlem business generator is implementing business plans for the following:
E-waste operation. Jobenomics/eCycling USA is implementing a plan for a turnkey electronic and white ware waste plant to process raw materials that can be easily sold on the commodities market. 60 plants are currently operational in Europe. 10% of the eCycling-Harlem profits ($1 to $3 million/year) will be dedicated to funding the Jobenomics-Harlem business generator as well as producing 500 jobs and many new businesses in computer refurbishment and collection services.
Energy audit and weatherization certification and business creation center. The Jobenomics/Home Energy Team will provide certification training and function as a one-stop solution for homeowners to improve energy efficiency, renovate residential properties and install alternative energy (solar) solutions. This effort plans to certify 400 personnel per year and create 100 businesses annually.
Cloud Computing training and business certification center. Jobenomics/ACTS Institute will administer cloud computing educational services to assist individuals to prepare for new career opportunities, and start new cloud computing small and self-employed businesses. The first Jobenomics-Harlem class is projected to start in January 2012 with a class of 50 to 100 students. Each student will graduate with his/her own Google business. This effort plans to certify 1000 personnel per year and create 500 to 1,000 self-employed and small businesses annually.
Direct-care center focusing on healthcare and elder-care markets. Jobenomics-MetroCore will fund and create a direct-care center using full- and part-time personnel via a Harlem-based call center connecting small and self-employed businesses to satisfy in-home client needs. This effort plans to train 1,000 personnel per year and create 100s of new self-employed businesses annually. Jobenomics-IFL has already started a health-care program focused on diabetes services.