In this article, the assertion is that there aren't enough jobs, because jobs have been taken away by technology or by outsourcing work.
But... Isn't there plenty of work to do to clean up the environment (and possibly help people) around where you live or work? Who's paying people to do that? No one? Why not?
What's broken is structural. What's going on these days is an inability to identify what work needs to be done. This is because our measurement system for productivity making tchotchkies is out of alignment with what makes life worthwhile: lessening suffering and increasing creative expression, and those goods and services that enable these ends. But we don't measure suffering or wellbeing - we only measure profits. We assume that magically, entrepreneurs will design the right products - the products that the market demands.
But how are those market needs identified? How are investment decisions made? When we align those two questions with actual "first world" needs, we will see the resurgence of jobs.
Until then, due to our economic lack of imagination, we will remain reliant on creating goods for people who don't need them, just want them. "Want" describes a soft market. If we want firmer ground to stand on, we must do the difficult work of identifying what is needed.