JOBSMODELS TRACK EXPENDITURE FLOWS
JOBS FC and JOBS H2 are spreadsheet-based tools that use anticipated dollar flows within an economy to estimate economic impacts. As goods and services required to deploy
fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure in a user-defined scenario are bought and sold, employment, earnings and economic output are produced which in turn generate additional employment, earnings and economic output.
As shown in the following illustration, as fuel-cell or hydrogen infrastructure-related production proceeds down the supply chain
(clockwise, from the extraction and supply of raw and finished materials, to the manufacture and assembly of components, to the distribution and integration of finished products), expenditures flow up the chain (counterclockwise) to the respective economic sectors. Fuel-cell and hydrogen infrastructure-related expenditures include the purchase of the fuel-cell and fueling infrastructure,
energy/fuel and expenses associated with installing and operating the fuel cell and fueling infrastructure.
As these dollars flow through the economy they provide jobs and income to individuals and establishments directly involved in the provision of fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure (direct jobs),
to individuals and establishments further up the supply chain (indirect jobs), and to an array of service and support industries whose growth is induced by the re-spending of those dollars in the economy (induced jobs).