• Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: 5 May 2017

    Executive Summary:  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Summary stated that in April 2017 the United States produced 211,000 new jobs.  The ADP National Employment Report summary reported 177,000 new jobs.  Both numbers are below the 250,000 monthly new job threshold set by most economists.  In regard to unemployment situation, the BLS reported 146,000 less people “officially unemployed”, which was offset by 162,000 voluntary departures from the labor force to alternative lifestyles or public assistance.  Last month’s ...
  • Jobenomics Erie

    For more information go to: JobenomicsErie.com Jobenomics Erie’s focus is on mass producing micro-businesses and jobs with emphasis on inner-city Erie minorities, veterans, women, new workforce entrants and other hopefuls who want a job, career and those who are entrepreneurial enough to start their own small or self-employed business. Over the next 5-years, Jobenomics Erie program goal is to create hundreds of micro-businesses that will produce 3,500 new direct jobs (not including indirect and induced jobs) with livable wages and ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: 15 April 2017

    Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: 15 April 2017 The two primary sources for U.S. labor force data are the monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Summary, a monthly summary of all U.S. government and private sector employment, and the ADP National Employment Report, a monthly survey of employment by 400,000 U.S. private sector businesses by the ADP Research Institute in collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  The BLS’ March Situation Summary reported a disappointing 98,000 new jobs, which was less ...
  • Employment-Based Immigration

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 20 of 20).  The United States attracts the best and brightest people from other countries to study, work, become citizens and start businesses.  In 2015, immigrant startup business entrepreneurs represent 27.5%, up from 12.5% in 1996.  From a Jobenomics standpoint, this is a powerful statistic considering the far-reaching contribution of foreign-born immigrants and their children to American economic growth and prosperity. According to a report by the Partnership for a New American Economy, immigrants ...
  • Trump Administration’s Minimum Wage Conundrum

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 17 of 20).   Most people perceive that minimum wage laws apply mainly to the 4.7 million fast-food industry workers.  This perception understates the serious consequences of a universal minimum wage to all businesses, the labor force and the U.S. economy.  If a $15/hour minimum wage was implemented today nation-wide for all able-bodied Americans who can work, 159 million citizens would qualify for the minimum wage threshold according to U.S. Census Bureau wage and ...
  • Lawyer at Labor’s Helm

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 14 of 20).   One might think that the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) main purpose would be a forward-looking organization that positions the U.S. labor force for major disruptive trends like the emerging digital economy, the contingent workforce and the massive exodus of able-bodied workers.  Unfortunately, the opposite seems to be the case.  By its own admission, the DoL “fosters and promotes the welfare” of the America’s 140 million workers and enforces several hundred ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: March 2017

    Since President Trump took office, U.S. employment gains have been impressive—a very positive start for the new Administration.  The two primary sources for U.S. labor force data are the monthly U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) Employment Situation Summary and the ADP National Employment Report, which is a monthly survey of 400,000 U.S. businesses by the ADP Research Institute in close collaboration with Moody’s Analytics.  For January and February 2017, the BLS calculates labor force (government and private sector) gains of 238,000 ...
  • President Trump’s Old Economy Emphasis

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 8 of 20).    Jobenomics deals with the economics of small business and job creation.  Consequently, having a businessman as president and a cabinet full of business executives is likely to be a big plus for businesses and the labor force.  For the most part, Jobenomics is pleased with the business orientation of the Trump Administration.  On the other hand, Jobenomics is perplexed by the lack of discussion, planning and policies regarding the revolution ...
  • Jobenomics Freedom Farms

    Background:  Jobenomics is partnered with ACTS Freedom Farms of America (FFA) to produce over 25,000 highly-scalable U.S. micro-farms, employing over 100,000 net new jobs in the next five years.  Our initial pilot projects will focus on veteran-owned businesses—one of the primary focus areas of Jobenomics.  ACTS FFA plans to start operations in early 2017 upon receipt of a $100+ million dollar investment and line of credit. Vision:  ACTS FFA is a solution to the world’s food shortage utilizing controlled-environment agriculture ...
  • President Trump’s Non-Standard Workforce

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 7 of 20).   The Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) defines the contingent workforce as the portion of the labor force that has “nonstandard work arrangements” or those without “permanent jobs with a traditional employer-employee relationship.”  The ever growing non-standard contingent workforce will consist of over 50% of the U.S. labor force overcoming today’s standard full-time workforce during the next decade.  From a Jobenomics perspective, the contingent workforce issue should be the ...
  • President Trump’s Gig Workforce

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 6 of 20).   The Trump/Pence Campaign website page entitled, “Donald J. President Trump’s Vision on Economy” listed fifteen key issues affecting the U.S. economy.  One major issue that was not listed is the Gig/Contingent Workforce Economy that is one of the largest and least understood elements of the U.S. economy.   Today, 40% of all American workers do not have “standard workforce agreements” and make their living on a combination of part-time (a gig) ...
  • Why Work Anymore?

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 5 of 20).  Capable adults who are neither employed nor unemployed are not in the labor force.  Those who have no job and are no longer looking for a job are counted by the Department of Labor in the Not-in-Labor-Force category.  From January 2000 to January 2017, the Not-in-Labor-Force cadre grew from 68,655,000 to 95,102,000, an increase of 26.4 million citizens who more often than not become dependent on public/familial assistance.  Today, the number ...
  • President Trump’s Small Business Plan?

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 4 of 20).    The only way that President Trump will be able to create 25 million new jobs over the next decade is to mass-produce startup (aka small) businesses.  President Trump’s proposed tax and regulatory reductions will provide a welcome relief to small business owners who employ 78% of all Americans and created 74% of all net new jobs this decade.  However, much more should be done to mass-produce, highly-scalable small businesses, promote small ...
  • The Nexus between Jobs and GDP

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 3 of 20).   President Trump’s vision of a “dynamic and booming economy” is one that can produce a GDP growth rate of “4% over the next decade”.  President Trump’s Cabinet has many capable business and financial executives who can make his vision a reality.  This reality ultimately depends on mass-producing business, especially small business, creation in order to generate 25 million net new jobs.  Sclerotic (0% to 2%) or recessive (negative) GDP rates depreciate a ...
  • President Trump’s “Bringing Back Jobs and Growth” Vision

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 2 of 20).   According the White House website,  “To get the economy back on track, President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth….that starts with pro-growth tax reform to help American workers and businesses keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”  While the business acumen of President Trump and his Cabinet gives Jobenomics a sense of optimism, Jobenomics ...
  • President Trump’s New Economy Challenge

    President Trump’s New Economy Challenge (Part 1 of 20).   President Trump has outlined a bold plan to create 25 million new American jobs in the next decade and return to 4 percent annual economic growth.  Since Jobenomics deals with the economics of business and job creation, the 20 million followers in the Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement enthusiastically support such a bold plan.  To make this plan a reality, the incoming Trump Administration will have to focus not only on the old ...
  • NC Center of Innovation Network Leading Jobenomics North Carolina

    Job development efforts, including a big emphasis on STEM training and employment, are getting a major boost in North Carolina. Greensboro-based North Carolina Center of Innovation Network is partnering with Jobenomics as part of a national effort to create 20 million jobs.
  • News on Jobenomics Baltimore City’s Minority-Owned Business Plan

    Jobenomics: Baltimore City’s Minority-Owned Business Plan by: Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. Special to the AFRO November 30, 2016 Download This Article from Afro-American Newspaper  (the Afro-American newspaper is the is the leading news provider for African Americans in the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area and the longest running African American, family-owned newspaper in the US.) Download Jobenomics Baltimore City Plan The Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. (Courtesy Photo) Baltimore has a long history of creating minority-owned businesses and ...
  • News on Jobenomics Baltimore

    ‘Jobenomics Baltimore City’ Seeks Restoration of Baltimore’s Labor Force by: Rev. Dr. Alvin Hathaway, Sr. Special to the AFRO / (Courtesy Photo) / November 26, 2016 Download This Article Earlier this year, the Jobenomics Baltimore City initiative, part of the Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement is trying to achieve with local communities, was contacted by West Baltimore community leaders in regard to developing a Jobenomics Baltimore small business and job creation plan. Based on statistical research, neighborhood tours and meetings with ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016

    Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016 By: Chuck Vollmer 19 November 2016 Jobenomics reports on U.S. unemployment and employment statistics, characteristics and trends.  This 140-page Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016 report focuses on the employed and working population, U.S. labor force gains, economic growth, income opportunity, contingent workforce, education and training, workfare, and city and state initiatives.  The top three conclusions are: Near-term economic and employment outlook is positive. Mid-term economic and employment outlook is troublesome. Long-term challenges to ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q3 2016

    Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q3 2016 By: Chuck Vollmer 28 October 2016 Jobenomics reports on U.S. unemployment and employment statistics, characteristics and trends.  This 70-page Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q3 2016 report focuses on the unemployed and underemployed, labor force losses, economic sustainability, income inequality, voluntary workforce departures and non-working population, welfare, and the small business creation solution.  The 140-page Jobenomics U.S. Employment Analysis: Q3 2016 report focuses on the employed and working population, U.S. labor force gains, economic growth, ...
  • Jobenomics Baltimore City

    Jobenomics Baltimore City By: Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway, Commissioner of the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board, and Chuck Vollmer, Jobenomics Founder and President 23 June 2016 Download complete presentation at: Jobenomics-Baltimore-City-White-Paper-13-September-2016 Jobenomics Baltimore City Presentation – 23 July 2016 Jobenomics is pleased to announce a partnership with leading community leaders, led by Dr. Al Hathaway, Commissioner of the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Investment Board.  Jobenomics Baltimore City’s goal is to restore the inner-city labor force by creating 100,000 net new jobs in Baltimore City ...
  • Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q2 2016

    Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis: Q2 2016      By: Chuck Vollmer Contact information: cvollmer@jobenomics.com Download 50-page report at: Jobenomics U.S. Unemployment Analysis – Q2 2016 – 6 August 2016 6 August 2016 Jobenomics reports on U.S. unemployment and employment size, characteristics and trends.   This Analysis focuses on how the U.S. government reports on unemployment and income statistics, why Americans who can work chose not to work, and the impact of 109.8 million non-working able-bodied citizens are having on the U.S. ...
  • Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators

     Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators By: Chuck Vollmer 16 August 2016 Download PDF: Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators – 16 August 2016 The way that government and big business can plan, manage and support small business and job creation is via community-based business incubators, business accelerators and business generators. Business incubators tend to focus high-tech, silver bullet innovations that have extraordinary growth and employment potential.   Business accelerators focus on expanding existing businesses in order to make them larger and more profitable.  The ...
  • Workforce Education/Training Challenge

    Workforce Education/Training Challenge www.Jobenomics.com By: Chuck Vollmer 1 August 2016  An 11-page Workforce Education/Training Challenge White Paper is available at: Workforce Education versus Training Challenge 1 Aug 2016 Executive Summary.  The Father of American Education, Horace Mann, stated that “Education then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is the great equalizer of the conditions of men, the balance-wheel of the social machinery.”  While Jobenomics agrees, the educational paradigm required for yesteryear’s workforce development may not be appropriate for many in ...
  • Jobenomics City & State Initiatives

    Jobenomics City & State Initiatives By: Chuck Vollmer 26 November 2016 Download 25-page White Paper develop business and job creation initiatives to mass-produce small businesses and jobs.  Emphasis is placed on demographics with the greatest need and potential—women, minorities, youth and socioeconomically distressed citizens.  Jobenomics New York City, Delaware and Baltimore City initiatives are underway with other city (Harlem, Phoenix) and state (North Carolina, Southern Maryland) efforts in progress.  Jobenomics is also developing a fourth national-level initiative dealing with Rural/Agricultural business and ...
  • Jobenomics Delaware

    Jobenomics Delaware Initiative (JDI) By: La Mar Gunn, Candidate for Lt. Governor 30 June 2016 Download presentation and white paper at: Jobenomics Delaware Presentation – 23 June 2016 Jobenomics Delaware White Paper 30 June 2016   After ten years of effort, hundreds of meetings with policy-makers, thousands of meetings with business and community leaders and an outreach effort to over two million people, many Americans believe that the Jobenomics Plan for America is the most mature and comprehensive business and ...
  • Jobenomics-New York City

    Jobenomics launches New York City initiative to create 1 million net new jobs in New York City over the next decade. This initiative is lead by Rev, Michel Faulkner, a former New York Jets NFL player, who started the Institute for Leadership in Harlem to identify and train potential small business startups in association with Jobenomics. Michel Faulkner is also a candidate for Mayor of New York and a former candidate for the U.S. Congress. (Faulkner for NYC Mayor Website ...
  • Urban Mining

    Urban Mining www.Jobenomics.com By: Chuck Vollmer 2 August 2015  Download PDF Version: Jobenomics Urban Mining – August 2015 Urban mining is defined as a process of reclaiming raw materials and metals from municipal waste streams including construction and demolition material (C&D), municipal solid waste (MSW), electronic waste (e-waste) and tires.  These waste streams contain combustible and non-combustible materials.  Combustibles are carbon-based matter that has caloric value that can be converted to marketable products via waste-to-organic and energy via waste-to-energy technologies.  Non-combustible ...
  • Minority-Owned Businesses

    Download PDF Version: Minority-Owned Businesses – 10 Jan 2014 Minority-Owned Businesses www.Jobenomics.com By: Chuck Vollmer 10 January 2014 Executive Summary.   Today, there are 6 million minority-owned businesses in the US.  Jobenomics advocates a national goal of 18 million by year 2020—a goal that is achievable and necessary.  Race and ethnicity are important elements of America’s economic equation.  Jobenomics forecasts that income opportunity (see Income Inequality versus Opportunity posting) will become a leading domestic issue as minorities assert their growing demographic, ...
  • Fastest Growing Occupations

    Download PDF Version: Fastest Growing Occupations – 22 Oct 2013 22 October 2013 As discussed in the latest monthly Jobenomics Employment Report, 84.3% of all new jobs this decade have been created in four of the thirteen US industry groups.  The fastest growing industry is Professional and Business Services with 2.131 million new jobs followed by Trade, Transportation and Utilities with 1.498 million; Education and Health Services with 1.385 million; and Leisure and Hospitality with 1.278 million for a grand ...
  • Consumption-Based Economy

    Download PDF Version: Consumption-Based Economy 2 Sep 2013 2 September 2013 The USA is a consumption-based economy and America is a consumption-driven society.  Neither fact is necessarily good or bad.  It is the way America has operated for a century.  The issues at hand are (1) whether America can sustain high rates of consumption in an ever changing geo-political/economic environment, and (2) what are the consequences of a reduced consumption-based economy? Consumption is an economic function that is defined as ...
  • Manufacturing Industry Forecast

    Executive Summary:  US manufacturing is not likely to employ significantly more Americans than it currently employs. Overview:  Manufacturing is a vital component of our economy.  Unfortunately, Americans have unrealistic expectations regarding the role of the manufacture sector in our economic recovery as well as jobs creation.  The American economy is dominated by service-providing industries that employ the 86% of all Americans. Manufacturing (part of the goods-producing sector) employs only 9%.  Correspondingly, American policy-makers and opinion-leaders do disservice to the American ...
  • Construction Industry Forecast

    Highlights of this posting: The US construction industry was one of the hardest hit industries in the Great Recession and is the second worst industry in terms of employment of the ten private sectors industries. Overall construction industry employment is down -29% with the residential sector down -42%, nonresidential (commercial building) down -23% and the non-building publically financed infrastructure/heavy construction/civil engineering sector down -18%.  The official unemployment rate for this industry is 14.2% as of June 2012.  Overall construction industry ...
  • Career Assessments

    Self Employment Assessment 1. Thinking on starting your own business or transitioning into self employment? Everyone is suited for self employment – what is your best fit? The Self Employment Assessment analyzes the key inherent characteristics and attitudes that influence entrepreneurial success and can help predict which of the four major entrepreneurial business environments a person is most naturally suited to: agent/representative, consulting/contract, franchises or small business. Click here to take the free Career Assessment 2. Career Management Pro – ...