There is an ongoing debate on what the role of social entrepreneurship job creation should be in the broader social context. For example, there are some people who argue that social enterprise is a way to create jobs for the many people who are being left behind by rapid technological advances. The argument here is that the definition of social entrepreneurship should be broadened to extend beyond the idea of clean tech and sustainability in the developing world.
While these are important goals which should not be abandoned by social enterprise, the approach used by social entrepreneurs to address these challenges can also be applied to creating jobs for worker in the developed world who are being left behind by technological advances which are making them obsolete. In doing so social enterprise can help to address the elevated unemployment rates which plague many developed countries today.