JustJobs Network is a private, nonpartisan organization finding evidence-based solutions to one of the most pressing challenges of our time: How to create more and better jobs worldwide. We produce empirical research on good job creation, focusing our work on the critical knowledge gaps in the global employment landscape.
JustJobs convenes a global network of diverse stakeholders—including policy shapers, academics, and grassroots leaders — to deepen the practical implications of our research endeavors and amplify their impact. Through the combination of cutting-edge research and global knowledge sharing, we aim to forge a fresh, dynamic channel for policy dialogue on employment at national, regional and international levels. Our team members are based in New Delhi and Washington, D.C.
Improve the quality and quantity of jobs worldwide toward less poverty, greater equality, and more sustainable economic growth.
- A new doctrine of employment-based growth is essential to rescue economies around the world from soaring inequality and dwindling opportunity. JustJobs that provide appropriate remuneration and opportunities for upward mobility create sustained demand, dynamic economies and shared prosperity.
- A capitalism that is both economically viable and morally sound depends on governments and corporations that invest in people through education and skills training, livable wages, and safe and healthy working conditions.
- Globalization, urbanization, and technological advancement are upending traditional employment models. Governments, businesses and civil society must respond with new and reformed policy frameworks to protect workers and ensure lifelong quality employment.
- Trade need not pit workers and businesses against each other. A reinvented multilateral trading regime that prioritizes quantity and quality of employment can renew the promise of global integration and raise living standards worldwide.
- A movement for quality employment anywhere must bring together workers everywhere. In an integrated economy, the rights and opportunities of workers in the global North and the global South are inextricably bound together.
- The risks and costs of unjust employment are borne disproportionately by marginalized groups: women, youth, and migrants. Strategies for creating quality employment must take into account the specific needs of these communities.
- Unequal access to sustainable energy reinforces economic inequality. The movement for livelihood creation must include strategies for addressing energy poverty.
The JustJobs Network is the vision of John Podesta, who founded and incubated the organization within the Center for American Progress. With seed funding from the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, current President Sabina Dewan operationalized Podesta’s vision, creating a diverse global network of organizations focused on labor and employment issues.
In 2013, the JustJobs Network became an independent organization, with a dual presence in Washington, D.C. and New Delhi.