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 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

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.