Education and Workforce

The Education and Workforce program of the U.S. Chamber Foundation promotes rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems to preserve the strength of America’s greatest economic resource, its workforce.

Recent Activity

Letters to CongressMar 22, 2021 - 11:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the College Transparency Act

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress supporting the College Transparency Act. This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressMar 05, 2021 - 8:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter to the Senate on the American Rescue Plan

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, on the "American Rescue Plan."

Letters to CongressFeb 23, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on Pandemic Relief and the American Rescue Plan

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on pandemic relief and the American Rescue Plan.

Press ReleaseFeb 23, 2021 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Praises Biden Administration Decision Not to Abandon K-12 Statewide Assessments

WASHINGTON D.C. – The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds the decision from the Biden administration not to issue a waiver that would allow states to abandon statewide annual assessments for the 2020-2021 school year. Cheryl Oldham, vice president of education policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, released the following statement:

Letters to CongressFeb 02, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the American Rescue Plan

This Letter was sent to the President of the United States and to the Members of the United States Congress, on the Administration's "American Rescue Plan" and the Chamber's priorities for a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package.

Press ReleaseJan 26, 2021 - 4:15pm

U.S. Chamber Applauds President Biden’s Executive Order on Addressing Racial Disparities

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber Senior Vice President Rick Wade issued the following statement in response to President Biden’s executive order today on racial equity:

Press ReleaseDec 15, 2020 - 8:45am

Pandemic-Induced Childcare Challenges Could Forever Change the Workforce

New U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation research reveals how lack of childcare solutions can affect working parents’ careers, with women disproportionately impacted 

Press ReleaseNov 19, 2020 - 10:00am

Most Employers Feel They Provide Adequate Childcare Support for Employees, But Departures Due to COVID-19 Impact on Childcare Worse Than Anticipated

New U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation report finds that employers have seen an increase in number of employees leaving the workforce because of childcare concerns

Press ReleaseOct 14, 2020 - 10:30am

Childcare Challenges Persist as Parents Return to Work Amid COVID-19

New report by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation finds an increase in parents requiring alternative childcare arrangements and many making permanent career decisions based on temporary solutions during the pandemic

Press ReleaseSep 21, 2020 - 4:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Launches ‘Talent Finance’ Initiative to Develop New Models for Investment in the Workforce of the Future

Current approaches to financing education and career readiness fail to meet the needs of the labor market Groundbreaking initiative explores new private sector-led solutions and innovations in finance to invest in people