Guided by a passion for innovation, an obsession for helping workers improve, and long-term thinking, Worthee’s mission is to empower workers to thrive.
Those in the workforce spend the majority of their time working at their jobs. Jobs are fundamentally important to the well-being of individuals, families, communities, countries, and the world. Unfortunately, only the most elite workers have received the information designed to help them excel and the rest of people have been left behind without the knowledge or skills required to improve. This “information gap” has contributed to increasingly large wealth inequality around the world, including the United States, where the top 10% of income earners has now surpassed the bottom 90%.
According to data from the MIT Living Wage report and the National Employment Law Project, almost half the workforce in the U.S. don’t make a livable wage*, which means they aren’t earning enough to make ends meet and are in a constant state of insecurity, living paycheck-to-paycheck, always on the verge of financial and life ruin. Since 1970, the U.S. income gap has continued to widen, steadily eroding the middle class and creating a de-stabilized and unsustainable socio-economic and political environment.
We believe the world’s workforce deserves equal access to information and we are laser-focused on leveling the playing field by giving every worker in the world the information they need to improve. When workers receive information that helps them do better – such as job performance feedback, education, and career counseling – productivity and value creation will grow, new pathways will open for individuals who would be otherwise stuck, and a robust middle class will emerge.
National average living wage*
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