Charles D. Vollmer, “Chuck”
Mr. Vollmer is the author and founder of Jobenomics, which deals with the economics of business and job creation. Jobenomics’ principal focus is on citizens at the base of America’s socioeconomic pyramid with special emphasis on minorities, women, youth, veterans and other hopefuls who want to develop a skill, career and start a business. The Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement’s goal is to help facilitate the creation of 20 million net new U.S. jobs within over the next ten years. The Movement has an estimated following of over 20 million people via media, website, blog, and lectures. In 2017, Jobenomics’ website received over 350,000 page views with the majority the viewers spending a half hour or more online, not counting time spent reviewing hundreds of thousands of downloads of Jobenomics nine books and research. Today, Jobenomics has garnished wide-spread support for its economic, urban renewal, small business, and workforce development efforts. A dozen U.S. communities have started Jobenomics initiatives led by local community leaders.
Mr. Vollmer is the CEO of eCyclingUSA, which is part of Jobenomics Urban Mining to reclaim high-value materials from electronic waste items and use the proceeds to finance highly-scalable startup businesses. He is the Vice Chairman of ACTS Freedom Farms Advisory Board, an organization dedicated to producing 25,000 veteran-owned U.S. micro-farms employing 100,000 people in the next five years. As a Board Member of Emerald-Planet, he is helping to identify the 1,000 best practices for green business and job creation. Jobenomics is a strategic partner with The Hope Collection, a non-profit organization that supplies training and financial resources to support projects that provide “substantial and sustainable social and economic growth.”
In 1996 to present, Mr. Vollmer founded VII Inc., a strategic planning, systems engineering, and investment capital firm, specializing in government and business initiatives. VII’s clients include major domestic and international government agencies and corporations. Mr. Vollmer regularly works with U.S. Congress, Department of Defense and government officials. He authored the US Air Force’s VECTORS and Global Information Operations efforts, the National Guard’s VANGUARD campaign, and the Rapid Dominance and Shock & Awe concepts. Corporations include numerous Fortune 50 companies. He also helps innovators and entrepreneurs start small businesses. VII Enterprise Solutions designed and maintained data networks for 20 U.S. Passport Agency data centers.
From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Vollmer was under contract to the U.S. Central Command to assist moderate Arab leaders in developing coalition-building strategies and operational concepts. In this capacity, he wrote several hundred U.S./Arab strategy and policy documents and led twelve symposia in the Middle East attended by officials in the Arab Gulf, Europe, and the United States. Today, Mr. Vollmer frequently lectures on the Mideast, Islam, Arabs and cooperative engagement. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Center for Religion & Diplomacy, a nonprofit dedicated to conflict prevention and resolution.
From 1991 to 1996, Mr. Vollmer was a Partner at Booz Allen & Hamilton. He organized and managed one of the largest U.S. consortiums involved with industry privatization in the former Soviet Union. These consortiums accomplished the most extensive privatization effort in history converting over 70% of state-owned industries to private enterprises. He was a co-founder of the Community Learning and Information Network a distance-learning corporation that has installed several hundred sites across America. Mr. Vollmer was also instrumental in establishing the National Automotive Center in Warren, Michigan.
From 1985 to 1991, he founded and was the Vice President/General Manager for General Dynamics’ new business and high-technology organization, called the Defense Initiatives Organization (DIO). In this capacity, he founded a dozen new organizations including a Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance System that was used extensively in Operation Desert Storm, a Strategic Defense Initiative Division, and a Diamond Film Development Company involved in growing synthetic diamond substrate material for electronic systems. Within three years, the DIO captured over a quarter of a billion dollars of contract awards. Before the DIO, he was Corporate Director of Strategic Planning and Operations Analysis when General Dynamics was a Fortune 50 company and the world’s second-largest aerospace corporation.
From 1979 to 1985, he was a McDonnell Douglas senior engineer on the initial design teams of F-15E and Stealth aircraft. He also managed the marketing effort for the $32 billion purchase of the F-15E to the USAF.
Mr. Vollmer served ten years active duty in the USAF and 13 years with the Air National Guard. He accumulated over 3,000 hours in various fighter aircraft, flew 175 combat missions in Southeast Asia, and received six Distinguished Flying Crosses and eleven Air Medals. Mr. Vollmer received a B.S. degree in Engineering Management from the USAF Academy, a Masters Degree in Education from Northern Arizona University and attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management for Senior Executives. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Trish Eagan, from Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Their son was the President of VII Enterprise Solutions and is now a Cisco Senior Systems Engineer.
Jobenomics (Jobs + economics) deals with the process of creating and mass-producing small businesses and jobs. Jobenomics National Grassroots Movement’s goal is to facilitate the creation of 20 million net new U.S. jobs within a decade. Jobenomics media outreach has touched over 20 million people and has garnished wide-spread support for its economic development, workforce development, and business development efforts. In 2017, Jobenomics’ website received over 350,000 page views with the majority the viewers spending a half hour or more online, not counting time spent reviewing hundreds of thousands of downloads from the Jobenomics library.
Jobenomics regularly updates its nine books and e-books (shown above) to keep its members current on the latest national and international economic and labor force issues, trends and solutions. Jobenomics research is perhaps one of the most comprehensive libraries regarding employment and unemployment challenges facing today’s rapidly changing world.
Jobenomics also provides special reports on national and international events that impact the economy. These reports range from the contingent workforce challenge, international, the emerging digital economy, to helping solve future labor force issues and problems.
Jobenomics provides advice and timely data to policy and decision-makers worldwide. Over the last few years, Jobenomics met with over a thousand government, business and community leaders to incorporate the best of their ideas and requirements into Jobenomics initiatives and programs. Today, over a dozen communities started Jobenomics initiatives led by local community leaders. These initiatives focus on citizens at the base of America’s socioeconomic pyramid with emphasis on women, minorities, youth, veterans and other hopefuls who want to work or start a business. While Jobenomics is an American business and job creation movement, there is significant interest from Asian, Middle East, and African nations to start similar movements.
Key Focus Areas. While Jobenomics supports big business and government job creation efforts, its principal focus is on highly-scalable small and self-employed businesses that employ 80% of all Americans and produced 80% of all new jobs this decade. Jobenomics is working with numerous national organizations to implement Jobenomics Community-Based Business Generators to mass-produce startup businesses and provide skills-based training and certification programs to create “jobs within months and careers within a year.” Via a strategic partnership with The Hope Collection (www.hopecollection.org), Jobenomics can offer over 9,000 online technical training and certification programs. Jobenomics partnership with EmeraldPlanet (www.EmeraldPlanet.org) includes relationships with the world’s 1,000 best emerging green business practices and Emerald Planet Television Show aired weekly worldwide. Jobenomics is also partnered with ACTS Freedom Farms (www.actsffa.com) produce 25,000 veteran-owned micro-farms, employing over 100,000 new U.S. jobs in the next five years. These micro-farms feature state-of-the-art hydroponic and vertical agricultural technology in a controlled environment to grow high-quality organic agricultural products in both urban and rural areas.