# Job Creation Potential

Definition:
The Job Creation Potential of a solution represents the total number of permanent jobs that could be created by a solution once fully implemented.
Master Job Creation Potential Equation:
Job Creation Potential = Solution Jobs Created per Ton Diverted * Solution Diversion Potential Tons

In ReFED’s data model, the following calculations are repeated for every sector, state, and food type before any aggregation is done.

Table 6. Calculations Performed to Estimate Job Creation Potential of U.S. Food Waste Solutions

DATA ITEM

DATA SOURCE OR CALCULATION

EXAMPLE

Solution Jobs Created per Thousand Tons Diverted

Multiple data sources (See Appendix F for the data sources for each solution)

ReFED estimates that __solutions_example_jobs_per_ton__ jobs are created for every thousand tons of food donated. This is the equal to:

__solutions_example_jobs_per_ton__ jobs created per thousand tons of food donated

Annual Solution Diversion Potential

See Diversion Potential calculations above.

ReFED estimates that ‘__solutions_example_solution_name__’ could divert __solutions_example_tons_diverted__ tons of __solutions_example_refed_food_department__ __solutions_example_cause_name__ annually in the __solutions_example_state__ __solutions_example_sub_sector__ __solutions_example_sub_sector_category__ __solutions_example_sector__ sector.

Job Creation Potential

= Solution Jobs Created per Ton Diverted * Annual Solution Diversion Potential

= __solutions_example_jobs_per_ton__ jobs created per thousand tons of food donated / 1,000 tons * __solutions_example_tons_diverted__ tons diverted
= __solutions_example_jobs_created__ jobs created per ton of food donated

Reminder: This example calculation is not the total job creation potential for the solution. These calculations were repeated for every sector, cause, food type, and state before aggregating and summing the total job creation potential for each solution.