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Redefining What Counts as a "Good" Job

This article originally appeared on World Policy

Employers and job seekers across the continent are struggling with an employment mismatch of unprecedented proportions. There are three major societal shifts that entrepreneurs are promoting through innovative solutions:

  1. Elevate informal jobs as viable, respected livelihoods
  2. Leverage alternative industries
  3. Shift from jobs to entrepreneurship.


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While redefining what counts as a “good” job is only one piece of the puzzle for addressing the massive disconnect between jobs and job seekers Adewolu-Ogwo faced, the type of solutions pioneered by leading social entrepreneurs across the continent—elevating informal jobs as viable respected livelihoods, leveraging alternative industries to expand job options, and promoting a shift in focus from jobs only to including entrepreneurship—all offer a compelling way forward.