5 Billion Customers Want A Good Job

5B people are of working age. 3B want a job. 1.3B have one. 13% are engaged. Almost nobody has a job that fits them. Humanity creates a $75T world economy, running at a fraction of its capacity. If everybody had a job that fitted them, everyone would be much happier and humanity would be creating many times more value than today.

Tailored jobs for everyone on planet earth is becoming possible for the first time with high smartphone penetration and new infrastructures like cloud computing and big data analytics. We are at the beginning of a revolution in strengths finding, education, matchmaking, HR and the creation of opportunities in a long-tail labor market.

There is probably a >$100T market for innovations that help 5B people get jobs they love, capitalizing on their unique skills, talents and passions, matching people in great teams doing meaningful work.

Innovation for Jobs: earn by helping others earn better in more meaningful ways.

At the i4j ECO Summit,  entrepreneurs, funders, educators, policymakers and other leaders from the innovation-for-jobs ecosystem will be talking shop around the business of disrupting unemployment.