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In the last several months, I’ve had a number of Founders on the podcast building companies to drive innovation in how we work. A timely issue given pre-COVID 19, one in four Americans lived in locations with little or no economic growth; meanwhile tens of millions of city dwellers are increasingly squeezed by rising costs of living. This has only been exacerbated by COVID-19.
I was excited to chat with Sean Linehan, Co-Founder and CEO of Placement this week to further that dialogue. Placement’s mission is to unlock the earning potential of millions of Americans.
Placement is the modern day talent agent - enabling individuals to land opportunities in fast-growing, affordable cities or in remote roles. By reducing friction and eliminating the barriers to geographic mobility, Placement is shifting who captures the value in the country’s economic growth. We touched on a number of topics in this episode: (1) location arbitrage, (2) flipping the funnel, (3) what at scale data tells us about economic mobility, (4) democratizing access and process to landing higher paying jobs, (5) engineering momentum and (6) the decision to focus solely on placement (vs. admissions and training).