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- Shopping Small Benefits More Than Just Local BusinessesAll signs point to high consumer demand this holiday season and this year is more important than ever to shop small. But shoppers should spend their dollars with kindness and understanding as small businesses face unique challenges in the wake of the pandemic.
- The Divide Between Job Openings and Willing Workers WidensThe latest figures on job openings shows that businesses are still struggling to find workers to fill open positions, with 2.8 million more job openings than available workers in the economy.
- 4 Factors Driving Food Price InflationFood prices are on the rise as inflation issues persist due to labor shortages, supply chain blockages, soaring energy costs, and other issues.
The U.S. Chamber works with business and government to strengthen our economy. While a flourishing business community and a competitive workforce drive growth, the government sets the conditions for success. We advocate for commonsense policies and smart regulations that give businesses the confidence and certainty to invest, expand, hire, and innovate for the future.
To reinvigorate the economy and promote workforce success, many companies are turning toward reskilling and upskilling for in-demand positions.
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- InternationalThird Annual Transatlantic Business Works SummitWednesday, December 08 - Thursday, December 0909:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- InternationalSpotlight on Central America: The Call to Action and Partnership for Central AmericaMonday, December 1301:45 PM EST - 03:45 PM EST
- Diversity, Equity, and InclusionEquality of Opportunity In Action: Improving Access to Capital for Minority-Owned BusinessesWednesday, December 1512:00 PM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- Dec 03, 2021November Jobs Report Paints Confusing Picture of Labor Market The November jobs report showed a huge miss on the number of jobs added but an increase in people entering the workforce. Our economic policy expert breaks down the data and explains why there may be cause for optimism.
- Dec 02, 2021Coalition Letter on Federal Contractors and the National Defense Authorization Act This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) related to potential debarment of federal contractors.
- Dec 02, 2021West Virginia Chamber, U.S. Chamber Launch Statewide Radio Campaign Thanking Senator Manchin for Protecting West Virginians from Rising Prices Today, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce and U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a new radio ad campaign thanking Senator Joe Manchin for protecting West Virginians from rising prices and protecting local jobs.
- Dec 01, 2021Middle Market Business Index - Q4 2021
- Nov 30, 2021NEW – Updated Poll: The COVID-19 Unemployed
- Nov 29, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on the Nomination of Laurie Locascio to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology This Hill letter was sent to Members of the United States Senate supporting the nomination of Laurie Locascio to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology.
- Nov 23, 2021Inflation is Rising Due to a Confluence of Market Factors, Not Businesses Raising Prices The Administration shouldn’t get away with blaming businesses when inflation is driven by a confluence of market factors, and they should not be fueling further inflation with more government spending.
- Nov 19, 2021Coalition Letter on PFAS Provisions in the FY22 NDAA This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Armed Services on PFAS provisions in the FY22 NDAA.