Sunday, 15 November 2015
Job Guarantee - Jobs For the People
You have a matching problem.
That can only be resolved a little bit via training, job redesign, sanctions, etc. and you always end up with a list of vacancies and a list of people who want a job.
The job guarantee is different.
You take the person as they are and you find/build a job for them as they are.
You are guaranteeing a match because you are helping the person to become employed as a function of the programme. Coming up with jobs is part of the process.
Think of a bespoke suit made specifically to fit from a selection of templates, rather than trying to squeeze into an off the peg affair.
The result is that the list of people who want a job becomes empty. That is the key difference that makes a Job Guarantee a Job Guarantee.
Standard employment, workfare schemes, and even normal public sector employment can only provide people for the jobs.
It takes a Job Guarantee to provide Jobs for the People.