At first glance, it appears that Digital Nomads and People in a Disadvantaged Position have nothing in common. However, the digital technologies gave everyone the freedom to be location independent and work remotely on the projects they like, have equal opportunities to find a job and be part of our Transformify community.
The rise of the Digital Freestyler. The one who has dreams and dares to follow them. The one who feels at home everywhere and is equal to everyone, regardless of gender, race, age or level of ability.
Is The Digital Nomad Lifestyle The Answer To The High Veteran Unemployment Rate?
‘’The Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans is almost 2 percentage points higher than the national rate. Over 300,000 Veterans will transition out of the U.S. Armed Forces over the next 12 months and a large number will struggle to find decent jobs. Maybe it’s time for the Veterans to start looking at some unconventional options other than the typical government-backed transition programs that are clearly lacking. So what is a Digital Nomad? A person utilizing the internet and portable technology, such as a laptop, to maintain a nomadic lifestyle. This capability allows for location independence and setting your own schedule. Working online allows Digital Nomads to travel all over the globe and see all the amazing sites it has to offer at our own pace, as long as we have wi-fi.’’ Source: American Veteran Magazine
Are the Remote Jobs the Answer To the Autism Patients High Unemployment Rate?
In the US alone ’Every year, at least 50000 individuals with autism will enter adulthood, according to the advocacy organization Autism Speaks. The condition's manifestations vary as widely as human personality, hence the umbrella term autism- spectrum disorder. People with Asperger syndrome, the mildest form, may show few perceptible symptoms beyond slight social awkwardness, while those at the other end of the spectrum may have no verbal skills, severe sensory sensitivity, and tendencies toward self-injurious behavior. The professional prospects of this latter group are grim. Ninety percent of autistic adults are unemployed or underemployed, a rate unlikely to improve as the autistic adult population grows. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 of every 150 children had an autism spectrum disorder in 2000; the latest rate is 1 in 68, a rise that cannot be explained by better diagnosis alone.
No census of autistic adults has been done in the U.S., though the best guesstimates suggest that there are more than three million. Health and social services for adults on the spectrum cost taxpayers nearly $200 billion a year. That figure could double by 2025. Government agencies and nonprofits working with the autistic population used to focus almost exclusively on kids and teens. That has changed over the past decade, "as that most recent, largest wave of children aged out of school," says David Kearon, the director of adult services at Autism Speaks. "Everything that you and I take for granted as part of our adult life comes as a challenge to many families--housing, support for things they need to live independently, employment'' Source: Inc.
It is not easy for the business to accommodate all autistic people. They are scattered around the world, may live in a high unemployment rate areas, may not know that someone somewhere in the world is creating jobs for them. The digital technologies make it possible to have them join a single platform and provide information about the skills they have. It will be much easier for the employers to create remote jobs for them knowing who they are, where they are based and what skills they have.
Are the Virtual Projects the Answer To the People With Disabilities High Unemployment Rate?
People with disabilities, and especially those in wheel chairs, can hardly leave their homes in many countries around the world. The staircase that we climb daily is the barrier between them and the world. The bus that takes us to the office daily can’t take them anywhere. The office is a dream world that they can’t access, too. They are dependent on their relatives and state pension, trapped at their homes, lonely and hopeless. What if they can have a job just like everyone else and collaborate with others via video calls? Being valued and financially independent will no longer be a dream but a reality.
May the Remote Jobs Ease the Rapid Growth Pains?
‘’ YANJIAO, China — Every morning at 5:30, Liu Desheng joins a dozen retirees waiting for the express bus to central Beijing from this small city in Hebei Province. They stand at the front of the line but never board, instead waiting as bus after bus pulls up, each picking up 50 people from the ever-lengthening line behind the retirees.
Around 6:30, their adult children arrive. The line, now snaking down the street, has become an hour long wait. People cut in, and a shoving match breaks out. But the retirees have saved their children this ordeal. When the next bus pulls up, the young adults take their parents’ places at the head of the line and board first, settling into coveted seats for a 25-mile ride that can take up to three hours.
“There’s not much I can contribute to the family anymore,” Mr. Liu, 62, said as his son waved goodbye from a bus window. “He is exhausted every day, so if I can help him get a bit more rest, I’ll do it.”
''The Jing-Jin-Ji region will link 130 million people across Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.
But some of the new roads and rails are years from completion. For many people, the creation of the super city so far has meant ever-longer commutes on gridlocked highways to the capital.
More worrying for many Yanjiao residents is the dearth of hospitals and schools.
The services are bad,” said Zheng Linyun, who works in a sales company in Beijing and commutes about five hours a day. His 6-year-old son just started elementary school and has more than 65 children in his class. “All we see are more and more people coming here.” Source: New York Times
The hours-long daily commutes are not a challenge faced by the Chinese people only. In many European capitals, the traffic jams take hours morning and evening. There are overcrowded big cities and abandoned rural areas. Silent schools with just a few kids in the country and schools that can hardly accommodate all children in the big cities. Most people are so used to this lifestyle that they never find themselves asking the question ‘’Is there an alternative?’’.