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

EventOct 14, 2021 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
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Common Grounds: Spotlight on Affordable Childcare

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for the next Common Grounds conversation with Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ) on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Press ReleaseOct 12, 2021 - 11:30am

U.S. Chamber on the ‘Significant Threat’ of Unfilled Jobs to Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark today released the following statement on the news that 10.4 million jobs were unfilled at the end of August, a slight decrease from July’s record high.

Letters to CongressSep 21, 2021 - 3:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter on the FY22 NDAA

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Above the FoldSep 08, 2021 - 12:00pm
sign in restaurant window during time of Covid stating restaurant is understaffed and is hiring in a struggling economy, showing the plight of small businesses in the post-pandemic economy.

Worker Shortage Crisis Intensifying as Job Openings Rise Month over Month

The biggest problem our economy faces right now is getting workers to fill the historically large amount of open jobs.

ReportAug 18, 2021 - 11:00am

The Business Case for Criminal Justice Reform: Second Chance Hiring

This report explores the benefits to employers that hire formerly incarcerated individuals, identifies barriers to entry for those with criminal convictions, highlights programs and organizations working to break down these barriers, and discusses developments concerning state and federal legislation that supports second and fair chance hiring.

Press ReleaseAug 09, 2021 - 11:00am

U.S. Chamber’s Neil Bradley on Record High 10.1 Million Jobs Openings

“We have to get serious about removing barriers to filling these open jobs.”The following statement can be attributed to the Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on the latest job openings report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).  

Letters to CongressAug 02, 2021 - 12:45pm

Coalition Letter on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act"

This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.

Letters to CongressJul 14, 2021 - 10:30am

U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Labor and HHS Appropriations

This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations legislation.

EventJul 13, 2021 - 1:00pm to 2:30pm

T3 Network of Networks Capstone Event

Join the T3 Innovation Network for the T3 Network of Networks Launch Series Capstone Event.

Above the FoldJul 01, 2021 - 10:00am
Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk | Photo via Flickr / Beth Mahoney

“We’re in Survival Mode:” On the Delaware Shore, Small Businesses Struggle to Stay Afloat Amid Worker Shortage

In seaside Rehoboth, it's a devastating and all-too-common narrative for tourism-dependent employers amid a national workforce crisis.