Job creation is vital to economic recovery and growth. At The Global Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, we report on a very specific aspect of job creation: the jobs created by entrepreneurs.
Below, see our first two survey study results to date. It’s clear that while the global economy is in flux, entrepreneurs are optimistic and are actually creating jobs.Global job creation
A survey of the world’s most dynamic entrepreneurs
For entrepreneurs, innovation is more than a buzzword. It’s the reason some companies are creating jobs. Despite economic caution signs the world over, the majority of entrepreneurs — the world’s true business innovators — tell us they expect to increase their global workforce in 2013.
So how do they intend to buck trends and market forecasts to create jobs, while the more established companies standby and watch? Innovation.
This report explains how innovation is propelling entrepreneurial companies to expand, even in a static economic climate.Global job hot spots: Help wanted
A global survey of the world’s most dynamic entrepreneurs
The good news about jobs: as the world struggles to pull itself out a disheartening economic downturn, entrepreneurs are providing a crucial resource in painfully short supply: jobs.
We know this because of our survey of over 8000 Entrepreneur Of The Year winners. They told us that while other businesses struggle to create jobs:
- They expanded their workforces by an average of 16% in 2011
- Many of them expect to keep on hiring in 2012
- Most of them are creating high numbers of good jobs that require university degrees or experience
We also learned that the most important factor influencing their hiring plans is sheer growth in the markets for their product and services. In that sense, our entrepreneurs may well be the first to spy land after a long choppy ocean voyage.