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Did you know that entrepreneurs might just be the ones to save the world? Well, it is true and we need your help. According to the World Bank, 600 million new jobs need to be created over the next decade to employ the eligible workforce or we face having a global jobs crisis in our hands. Today, 200 million people around the world are unemployed and the structural issues that propel the problem, income inequality, global warming, lack of education to name a few, are compounded by the projected population growth of the workforce in the next 15 years
The majority of large corporations and governments are not growing at the same rate as the population and therefore the responsibility to combat the pending job crisis falls to each one of us. We have to employ each other.
Up to 90% of new jobs are created by entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses. We need more people who are empowered by their societal and macro-economic environment to sustain this growth! This means we need to train people, improve on education, infrastructure, and security. Governments must actively work to combat corruption and they need to prioritize the benefits of having a strong, productive population in 15 years If we don’t make the investments now in charging the entrepreneurial global eco system we are facing a poverty crisis with no precedent.
The UN has drafted a suite of 17 sustainable development goals that trace a global roadmap of prosperity to 2030. One of these goals, Goal 8, on working with the world governments to empower and enable people in all economic climates to innovate and create jobs. Getting the goal supported is a first step towards aligning all countries to make the choices that will allow their citizens to have access to investments, technology and with it training, talent and markets to sell their services.
Join me as we support our entrepreneurs, existing and aspiring. Please put your signatures where it counts.
It’s critical and it needs to be done now.