A recent conference organized by the JustJobs Network (JJN) in Washington, D.C. focused on charting out an agenda for "inclusive growth" – an aim that has found its way into the rhetoric of governments, development agencies, and international financial institutions.
The JustJobs Index (JJI) is a comprehensive, data-driven approach to measuring the quantity and quality of jobs around the world. The 2014 JJI ranks countries on one of the most important metrics of economic success: just job creation.
In the post-recession labor market, young Americans face high levels of unemployment, low wage jobs, and record-high college costs. A lack of awareness and misperceptions among businesses, hinders the apprenticeship model from creating pathways to well paying jobs that don’t require the youth to take on student debt.