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THE 40% RULE

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Future Proof is an association of career coaches,recruiters, and human resources experts dedicated to helping your either change your career or start your own business.  By combining our wide-ranging experience and expertise, we have developed a series of workshops, seminars and career assessments – all of which are customized to each participant’s individual needs and goals.

Why did we create Future Proof?  Because globalization and the impact of technology are dramatically changing the world of work.  If we want to not only survive but prosper, we have to change with it.   Future Proof is the vehicle that enables you to not only survive but prosper. If you have any doubts, just consider the following:

 

  • According to Robert Half International, nearly a third of the American workforce has a job they consider meaningless. 

  • A survey by Mental Health America found that 71% of employees are actively looking to change their jobs

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average worker currently holds ten different jobs before age forty, and this number is projected to grow to fifteen.

  • A study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reveals that one-in-three college graduates are underemployed, meaning they work in jobs that do not require a college degree.

  • Research by Forbes and other publications reveals that since the financial meltdown on 2008, nearly 80% of the jobs created have been for part-time, contract or freelance work – all of it without security or benefits. 

  • McKinsey & Company estimates that more than 50% of today’s jobs can – and will -- be automated over the next ten years putting millions at risk.

  • According to MIT Professor Andrew McAfee, it’s not just unskilled labor that is at risk but accountants, lawyers, financial analyst, even computer programmers.

  • Given a choice of starting their own business or working for someone else, 57% of Americans would opt for the former, according to a Gallup Poll.

  • The average entrepreneur is 40-years old when they launch their startup, and people over 55 are twice as likely as people under 35 to launch a high-growth startup. 

John Rovito