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

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

Press ReleaseSep 09, 2020 - 12:00pm

Childcare Providers Struggle to Remain Operational, Adding to Challenges for Reopening the Economy

Childcare providers are often excluded from decision-making process in their community, according to a new report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Press ReleaseAug 03, 2020 - 11:00am

Childcare and Health and Safety are Top Two Reopening Issues, According to Employers

New survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation finds 40% of employers have offered additional childcare assistance, benefits, or accommodations in response to the effects of COVID-19

Letters to CongressJul 29, 2020 - 9:15am

U.S. Chamber Letter on Childcare

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on Chamber priorities for childcare legislation.

Press ReleaseJul 27, 2020 - 10:00am

More Than One in Five Working Parents Are Unsure Whether They Will Fully Return to Work

New survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation finds two-thirds of parents have had to change their childcare arrangement since March

Letters to CongressJul 16, 2020 - 9:45am

U.S. Chamber Letter on the Phase 4 Coronavirus Relief Legislation

This Hill letter was sent to the President of the United States Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.

Op EdJul 13, 2020 - 11:15am

It's past time to start talking about child care solutions

The COVID-19 public health crisis has been a wake-up call to the role of the child care industry in our lives. Child care is essential to America’s economic recovery.

Letters to CongressJul 12, 2020 - 1:00pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY21 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the House Committee on Appropriations, on Fiscal Year 2021 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations.

Press ReleaseJun 24, 2020 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber Releases 'America’s Opportunity Gaps: By the Numbers' Examining Underlying Factors of Inequality for Black Americans, Americans of Color

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today published America’s Opportunity Gaps: By The Numbers, a compilation of research that documents the inequality of opportunity for Black Americans and people of color. Released the day before the Chamber’s National Summit on Equality of Opportunity, the report quantifies racial divides in six critical areas: education, employment, entrepreneurship, criminal justice, health, and wealth development.