Get A Job With The Largest Employer In The USA
by C.S. Clarke
If you're unemployed or underemployed and have been so for a while, you can't keep waiting for government and big business to solve economic crises and joblessness problems. You can't wait for large employers to start creating new jobs and hiring all the laid-off employees. You need to get back to work.
You can solve your own unemployment crisis by joining the thousands of others who've discovered the method that has historically been the grassroots basis of rebuilding economic creativity and prosperity: start, partner in or get employment in a small business.
Sure, most people would prefer the illusion of security of working for a larger employer, but almost everyone has discovered by now that job security is indeed just that -- an illusion. It is actually no safer to work for a large employer than to start your own business. And it is the small business owner that is the largest employer in the United States, so you eventually not only create employment for yourself, but for others as well.
The following statistics have been very well publicized, but in case you haven't heard them or need a reminder, here's what you need to remember about small business:
1. Small businesses constitute 99.7 percent of all employer firms.
2. They employ over half of all private sector (non-government) employees.
3. They pay 44 percent of the total U.S. private payroll.
4. They have created 64 percent of new jobs in the last 15 years.
5. They hire 40 percent of high tech workers.
6. They are 52 percent home-based.
Look at that last statistic for a moment and consider it. It means the ways small businesses are created and the kinds of jobs entrepreneurs are creating are changing. No longer are people risking large amounts of money on start-ups. They are finding niche business they can run from their homes. They are partnering with others working from home in mutual support networks. They are contracting (outsourcing) work they can't do or don't have time to do, making jobs and businesses for others. They are hiring temps when they need them. They are making small offices in their homes or nearby where they can have one or two employees to get started. And they are doing all this -- and more -- in the hundreds of thousands.
Become one of these creators of employment or find one who will employ you. Get back to work. For the largest employer in the U.S.A.
C.S. Clarke, Ph.D. is a psychologist and performance coach who originated the Superperformance® concept in human performance improvement and publishes the sites Superformance.com® (Human Performance and Achievement Resources) and EverydayDelight.com.™ Superperformance is a trademark.