Quality work on the fringes

New Labor Market: New Tools

Pre-Covid, 35% of adults were working irregularly. In 2022 that could exceed 40%. We enable public agencies to systematically, sustainably, support this vulnerable population. 

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Family responsibilities. Uncertain primary employment. Cash shortfalls. Medical issues. People increasingly seekwork that fits around other commitments.

Government and philanthropic initiatives typically focus on traditional regular-hours jobs. Breadwinners with complex lives are pushed to the fringes. But there’s a labor shortage. Local economies need everyone to fulfil their potential.

That starts with a sophisticated, supportive, regional labor market for non-standard employment. The Beyond Jobs program emerged from UK government projects that developed a platform for all types of hourly labor. It’s built around protections, control and data-driven progression for work-seekers.

Funded by national US philanthropies, that system has been Americanized and launched by public agencies in California. It is expanding to other areas.

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