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ESTIMATES

Offsetting Expenditures

Citizens can enjoy perks and benefits while working to reduce taxpayer contributions.
(Estimated $200M annual savings)

Capable and willing citizens can gain valuable training and work experience working onsite to help create products for the City’s use, become an outsourcer for other companies, help create products to sell, and cut costs via city support roles. All profits and cost savings ultimately reduce taxpayer burdens.

Employing the Once Unemployable

Many homeless want to work; but many reasons prevent them from landing a job that could break the cycle of homelessness.

Can’t afford a place to live until they get a job; but can’t get a job until they get a place to live.

Catch-22: they numb their pain of daily life, but can’t get a job due to addiction.

Many jobs have physical requirements that some can’t meet.

Employers believe these are usually red flags of something negative.

Many employers and workers assume homeless are lazy or are poor workers.

Employers don’t want to invest time and energy training older workers.

Many employers require good standing credit scores for employment.

Many people became homeless at a young age and lack job experience.

“They look at me and say ‘we’ll call you'”

Refuses to beg. Instead, hands out resume. But still no job.

Can’t get a job or an apartment with a felony drug charge.

“They usually want someone younger.”

55 years old, 3 degrees, including
Masters in EE from Dartmouth

Social experiment:
128 job applications, with 0 callbacks.

Employed teacher with multiple degrees,
not homeless, but left off address on applications

“I’m on the tail end of my work life, so nobody wants to hire someone like me.”

61 years old, 2 degrees,
30 years of experience

Incentives for Citizen Contributors

There will be incentives to encourage citizens to start and continue contributing to the City, including opportunities for personal growth, amazing perks, and enjoyable Google-like work environments.

Personal Growth

  • Regain self-worth and life purpose
  • Learn/improve job skills
  • Gain experience for future jobs
  • Become team/community leader
  • Establish job history for resume
  • Practice and implement soft skills
  • Set forth a series of accomplishments

Perks

  • Day trips out of the City
  • Destination vacations
  • First choice in the selection of dates, times, and seating for concerts, theater, and special events
  • Additional time in the Palisades District
  • Premium meals at work
  • Bonus servings at mealtime
  • Daily specialty coffee, doughnuts, bagels, etc.
  • Earn credits for City privileges
  • Enjoyable Google-like work environment
  • Earn income

Working to Create Profits

Office Jobs

The City can become an outsourcer for other companies by providing a variety of call center services, such as customer service, help desk, order taking, technical support, telemarketing, market research, and more. As well as back-office tasks, such as data entry services, and more. With low overhead and the advantage of native English speaking workers, the City can compete with overseas operations such as the Philippines ($8-$14 per hour; 700k workers) and India ($5 to $9 per hour; 250k workers).

Outsourcer for Office Jobs Workers @ $7/hr
  5,000 7,500 10,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $35K $53K $70K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $73M $109M $146M
Annual Revenue (Net) $44M $66M $87M

Assumptions

Assuming business runs an 8 hour workday, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming 2 weeks off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming the service industry standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 50% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 60% net profit.

Outsourcer for Office Jobs Workers @ $10/hr
  5,000 7,500 10,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $50K $75K $100K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $104M $156M $208M
Annual Revenue (Net) $62M $94M $125M

Assumptions

Assuming business runs an 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming 2 weeks off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming service industry standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 50% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 60% net profit.

Outsourcer for Office Jobs Workers @ $14/hr
  5,000 7,500 10,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $70K $105K $140K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $146M $218M $291M
Annual Revenue (Net) $87M $131M $175M

Assumptions

Assuming business runs an 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming 2 weeks off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming service industry standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 50% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 60% net profit.

Manufacturing for Others Workers @ $7/hr
  1,000 1,500 2,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $7K $11K $15K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $15M $22M $29M
Annual Revenue (Net) $6M $9M $12M

Assumptions

(1) Assuming business runs an 8 hour workday, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming days off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming a typical manufacturing industry-standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 30% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 40% net profit.

Manufacturing for Others Workers @ $10/hr
  1,000 1,500 2,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $10K $15K $20K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $21M $31M $42M
Annual Revenue (Net) $8M $12M $17M

Assumptions

Assuming business runs an 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming 2 weeks off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming service industry standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 50% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 60% net profit.

Manufacturing for Others Workers @ $14/hr
  1,000 1,500 2,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $14K $21K $28K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $29M $44M $58M
Annual Revenue (Net) $12M $17M $23M

Assumptions

(1) Assuming business runs an 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming days off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming typical manufacturing industry standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 30% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 40% net profit.

Manufacturing Jobs

The City will manufacture many of its products to use, as well as sell. Items could include clothing and apparel, shoes, personal care products, furniture, household items, food and drink, printing, and more. The City can/will also manufacture goods for other companies that want to produce in America. And it’s a great time to do this. Since 2001, over 3.4 million manufacturing jobs were lost to China. But recently, many companies have begun reshoring back to America because of rising overseas costs and quality issues. With the City’s lower overhead and local presence to ensure top quality, it can compete with China on pricing and excel on convenience and location.

Manufacturing Jobs

The City will manufacture many of its products to use, as well as sell. Items could include clothing and apparel, shoes, personal care products, furniture, household items, food and drink, printing, and more. The City can/will also manufacture goods for other companies that want to produce in America. And it’s a great time to do this. Since 2001, over 3.4 million manufacturing jobs were lost to China. But recently, many companies have begun reshoring back to America because of rising overseas costs and quality issues. With the City’s lower overhead and local presence to ensure top quality, it can compete with China on pricing and excel on convenience and location.

Manufacturing for Others Workers @ $7/hr
  1,000 1,500 2,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $7K $11K $15K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $15M $22M $29M
Annual Revenue (Net) $6M $9M $12M

Assumptions

(1) Assuming business runs an 8 hour workday, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming days off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming a typical manufacturing industry-standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 30% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 40% net profit.

Manufacturing for Others Workers @ $10/hr
  1,000 1,500 2,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $10K $15K $20K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $21M $31M $42M
Annual Revenue (Net) $8M $12M $17M

Assumptions

Assuming business runs an 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming 2 weeks off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming service industry standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 50% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 60% net profit.

Manufacturing for Others Workers @ $14/hr
  1,000 1,500 2,000
Hourly Revenue (Gross)¹ $14K $21K $28K
Annual Revenue (Gross)² $29M $44M $58M
Annual Revenue (Net) $12M $17M $23M

Assumptions

(1) Assuming business runs an 8 hour work day, 40 hour work week, 50 weeks per year (assuming days off due to illnesses, vacation, etc.). (2) Assuming typical manufacturing industry standard on gross revenues of 10% profit margin and 30% of revenue towards employee compensation creates an estimated 40% net profit.

Working to Reduce Expenditures

City Support Roles

A variety of support roles for the City will be performed by citizens, including assisting with cooking, cleaning, laundry, grounds maintenance, etc. These jobs may be stepping stones into positions with more responsibility, such as the office and manufacturing positions. These positions can be less committal for citizens who might want to opt just for a single task, for the day, or other short-term commitment, as well as long term. Whether full-time, part-time, or a single task, all contributors earn credits and perks. Other essential – but non-revenue generating jobs such as teaching, supervisors, community leaders, etc., – will be available.

City Produced Goods

Many items will be produced, baked, or manufactured onsite to substantially lower costs. This will include baked items like bread, pastries, and other food items, as well as furniture, clothes, shoes, and more. Most things could be sold externally for profit as well.

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