When asked; “What is Job Creation”, how do you answer? When we interview people
randomly, most people gave our organization a blank stare. Too often people come to the
Foundation for Job Creation for a job. However we don’t provide jobs, we just try to support the
ideas that create jobs. These ideas lead to real innovation. The kinds of Innovation that change
and employs the world eventually. The Foundation for Job Creation, www.jobcreation.us <a
href=”http://jobcreation.us/” title=”The Foundation for Job Creation”>4createjobs</a>, offers the
following information to clarify to the general public, a definition, as to what exactly job creation
is. The Foundation for Job Creation presents 4 basic definitions of methods for creating jobs in a
free market system,… for creating jobs in America.
Entrepreneurs and government act socially responsible every time they employ someone. They
are dependent on each other to be in balance. Too much influence of either side is detrimental
and will cause the system to stall and spin in a tethering, out of control way, until properly
The definitions of job creation are listed from the easiest method (no. 1) to the hardest method
(no. 4). The first two methods are out of your control unless you hold an elected or appointed
position in the government, number three and four are in the control of the free market system
(that means you). Immediately following our four definitions are the published definitions by
others for your reference, they were retrieved on the internet.
1. Job Creation by Government spending/stimulus: The Government can stimulate job
creation when it invests in projects that improve or create new services. These activities
could include releasing contracts to the private sector for infrastructure, defense,
engineering, justice, etc. Other ways that the government creates jobs is by issuing
special grants for privately run programs. These are often for special studies and research.
Grant receivers do employ people. However these grants are often connected to special
favors called earmarks. These seemingly good gestures destroy independent innovation
that is developed by unconnected science communities and can cause discouragement to
innovate by others.
The government also often decides to grow itself and hires new government employees.
Some people argue that the bigger government gets; the more overhead private taxpaying
industries must pay to support the costs of government. We vote for people to make these
decisions for us. It might be a good idea to pay attention to the details in Congress.
This is the easiest Job Creation method because the government seems to have an endless
supply of tax payer’s money/credit and Congress feels no pain in their own wallets.
2. Job Creation is influenced by legislation and monetary policy: A change to monetary
policies, tax incentives and changes in regulations effects employment. The government
needs tax revenues and walks a fine line trying to measure the complicated causal effects
of their actions. Good intentions can stray an economy as the actors in the theatre of
the economy react to a multitude of conditions at once. These rules and regulations
are what established businesses love or hate. The more often there are major changes
to tax structure and regulation , the more often there are major movements in rates
of employment, either job creation or job destruction. Too many changes can hurt
an economy and too little can damage an economy. Again, it is a balancing act that
is becoming more and more difficult with the existence of special interest lobbyists,
non-profit Political Action Committees with noble concerns over social issues and the
environment. Government actions do matter
3. Job Creation a market share approach: Job creation can occur when the unemployed
become ambitious and start their own business in easy entry industries and markets . This
is usually accomplished when an unemployed person turns into an entrepreneur and goes
into business to compete in the industry they were familiar with for many years. These
new businesses’ create jobs simply by innovating and implementing the ideas that were
ignored when they were employed. Most small businesses that begin come to the rude
awakening that “it’s not that easy” but survivors tend to change entire industries that
were stuck in operating the” same old way” for years. This also leads to lower prices,
stable wages , higher revenues and growth for services in that industry.
The perfect example is the middle manager that is unemployed and becomes a contractor.
In the 1980’s we had a serious recession and an aging construction industry. Many
college educated people became involved in construction and began their business with
the notion of implementing technology in that industry. This created the beginning of a
thirty year boom in the manufacturing of one of the last products America had to offer,
…Real Estate. The innovations, such as , the screw gun, the air-nail gun, new roofing
products, vinyl siding, pvc tubing ,and light weight scaffolding are a few examples of the
innovations that made labor easier to train and kept the price of building stable. The cost
of installing a roof, for instance, stayed basically the same for almost 30 years. That is
ambition blended with basic low tech innovation. That is one form of Job Creation
4. Job Creation through Ideas: Innovate, create, invent, and invest. The most difficult
but the most effective way to create long term employment is to create new industries. It
truly is the hardest way but the best way to continually grow an economy that can support
its citizens with employment. In the 1990’s the computer desk-top industry exploded
along with the internet industry. It was a time of high prices for technology, confusion
in this new young technology industry and lots of good paying jobs. It is possible to
see new industries surface suddenly as as we maintain the free markets environment and
investment becomes more transparent and accessible to everyone.
There are many opportunities on the horizon. Ideas that will lead to innovation are alive
and waiting somewhere. The Foundation for Job Creation wants to do their part to bring
The Foundation for Job Creation hopes our definitions and the definitions below are helpful to
everyone. We thought it would be better if more people had an understanding of Job Creation.
Job Creation is not an easy task. We have been following most business news stations and we
have not been able to get a grasp from them or Wall St pundits. Wall St seems to be detached or
unconcerned with the value of Job Creation, they need these definitions also.
Other issues that affect Job Creation
A. Continuing education and preparation for shifts in employment needs. Americans
must be adaptable to change. Continuous re-education to prepare one-self to learn
new techniques and technology, as labor/intelligence needs change. America can
create jobs by being prepared for changes and an increase of inevitable competition
from less expensive well educated labor markets.
B. Adopting a methodology to forecast the innovation development and innovation
deployment in the future is important.
The goal of The Foundation for Job Creation is to be a practitioner job creator. The following
are the published definitions for Job Creation that are readily available. According to some
economic groups you need to be a certified economic developer, we disagree.
The Foundation for Job Creation is entrepreneurial and self supporting through memberships and
donations. The Foundation is holding its first fundraiser on December 13, 2009, a nationwide
virtual Bench press contest www.liftamericaup.org <a href=”http://liftamericaup.com/”
title=”bench press contest”>Bench Press Contest</a>. The donation to be a part of this effort
is only twenty dollars to enter and an easy way to lift some weight off of the chest of America.
The fundraiser is open to men, women, the disabled, and active soldiers. All participants
have a chance to win some of $14000 in prizes and The Foundation believes it will create a
world record for the most weight lifted cumulatively in a single weightlifting competition. The
Guinness book of World Records is allowing teams of 9 people to form and compete for the 24
hour record for most weight lifted. We need all of you to help our Foundation for Job Creation.
Pass these definitions around and feel free to send comments directly to our Foundation. We
want to get it right and you can help, email your comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Other Definitions of “Job Creation”
1.Job creation – Definition of job creation noun from Cambridge …
Definition of job creation noun from Cambridge Dictionary Online: Free English Dictionary and
Thesaurus. Meaning of job creation. job creation synonyms, …
Job Creation noun: The process of providing new jobs, especially for people who are
unemployed. “The governments Job Creation strategy”(Definition of job creation noun from the
Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary)
2. As published by the longmans dictionary www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/job-creation
Longman Dictionary: Standard: Job Creation-The process of making more paid jobs available.
3. As published by the Free dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/job+creation+scheme
The Free dictionary: Job creation programs are programs or project undertaken by a
government or state of a nation in order to achieve assist the population in seeking employment.
They are especially common during time of high unemployment. They may either concentrate
on macro-economic policy in order to create a supply of employment, or create more efficient
means to pair employment seekers to their prospective employers.
Job creation programs are a cornerstone of Keynesian economics.
4.(From Wikipedia as published on the internet)
Wikipedia: Job creation programs are programs or projects undertaken by a government of a
nation in order to assist unemployed members of the population in …
5. As published by the “Network” http://www.findmehere.com/about.htm
Author:Economic Development Services, Inc.10822 Big Canoe Big Canoe, GA 30143-5136 (US)
Job creation:… A term used in various definitions of economic development (example)
indicating that one objective for it its practitioners is to indirectly produce job opportunities.
One of the basics of economic development is to maintain locations so that community vitality
is sustainable. The creation of replacement jobs for the unemployed and underemployed is one
of the keys to sustainability. Also, the retention of jobs that fit the qualifications of a community
workforce is part of the best practice approach to economic development. The Network defines
enterprise and economic development as a process of job creation.
Economic development practitioner:
… an economic developer; an expression used to identify a person working in the field and, in
addition, having credentials provided by an academic institution or association, for example, the
certification program (CEcD) of the International Economic Development Council.
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