The ripple effect of finding one unemployed person a sustainable job is massive. It could lead to millions of dollars in wages, and millions saved in benefit programs.
Even making $30,000/year is over a million dollars over the course of 35 years. Many people are working from the age of 18 for nearly 50 years. Just imagine the impact of helping one person move up the ladder and find non minimum wage employment?
This is where things like bootcamps, and training programs come into play, but it feels like there’s a different opportunity. One that’s more about teaching people how to contribute in the world. It’s not so much about the hard skill, but about the posture.
It’s not as direct of a route, but it’s a more promising one. A more resilient one. The one the world needs more.