Posted November 13, 2018 11:06:55 As the global financial crisis deepens, many Australian cities are grappling with the problem of jobless people leaving the country.
But there are some that are taking a proactive approach, and the answer lies in creating a “civic-enterprise” startup community in the capital city of Melbourne.
The key is to create a new class of workers who have a strong passion for entrepreneurship, who have the potential to change the world and create jobs, says Simon LeBlanc, a senior partner at New York-based consultancy Drexel Burnham Lambert.
“I think they’re the ones that are the most attractive to investors,” he says.
The solution for these workers may sound familiar to those who have worked in the IT industry or are looking to do the same in the technology sector.
In some cases, companies can even get around the issue of a labour shortage by hiring from within existing organisations.
A new class Mr LeBlac believes that in order to create more jobs in the future, the new startup community needs to be able to “take on a much larger proportion of the jobs”.
Mr Leblanc believes that “people need to be thinking outside the box” and not just focus on how to sell their products.
“You can build an idea that is very different to what’s already out there and not be afraid to challenge it,” he said.
“It’s about making the world a better place and it’s about building a community that will help people do that.”
Creating a new type of citizen’s economy is key to creating a sustainable future Mr LeBLanc said the most successful “citizen’s economy” was in Australia in the 20th century, where people could make decisions in a democratic way and have a say in how their own lives were going.
But he said today’s global economic challenges have changed that model and many Australians are now concerned about the lack of democratic processes in their own communities.
“There’s a lack of confidence that people can make informed choices about what they want to do,” he explains.
“They’re worried about their future.”
Mr LeBanc said companies like Uber, Airbnb and other popular online platforms needed to take a stand against the idea of an “economic vacuum” because the alternative was “not going to be worth it”.
He believes the key to making these new types of businesses viable is by creating a new set of jobs that have a passion for the community and have the ability to do things that are not available in the existing job market.
“If you have a passionate community, you can’t make a profit,” he explained.
“Civic-entrepreneurship” is not the only sector that has been targeted by the government. “
The challenge is, how do you get the talent to stay in that community?”
“Civic-entrepreneurship” is not the only sector that has been targeted by the government.
The Federal Government is also planning to introduce a new “citizenship levy” to help fund the creation of new jobs in key sectors, including infrastructure, education and health.
The new levy will be paid by the companies with the highest turnover, with an additional $10 per person per year to help them fund the jobs.
“A lot of companies are looking for ways to innovate and create new jobs, so the levy is a way for them to attract talent,” Mr LeBreanc said.
Mr LeBrolanc believes the levy will help businesses like Airbnb and Uber, which are currently struggling to attract people and make money in the Australian market.
He says they are also looking at other opportunities to create jobs in their new markets.
“In the US, there are several tech companies that are doing this kind of thing, so it’s not just about Airbnb, it’s all about those companies that have to find new jobs and they need to do it with a higher quality of life,” he added.
“When people want to live in places that are more like their parents, and live in a place that’s a little bit like them, that’s what these jobs are for.”
“We can’t all be like our parents” There is also a belief that the new “crowdfunding” model is not a sustainable option for the country, with many saying the Australian economy is currently struggling with an undervalued and under-capitalised public sector.
Mr Thrasher believes that the government needs to take action to change this.
“We need to recognise that the private sector, the public sector and the private education sector are all in this together,” he told ABC Radio Melbourne.
“This is the only way that the economy is going to survive in the long term.”
For the public service, the biggest challenge will be ensuring that people have a job and a way to make a living when they are no longer able to support themselves, he said, adding that the Government should “focus on making sure that everyone gets a decent paycheque”. Mr Th