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 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.

Letters to CongressJun 10, 2020 - 8:30am

Coalition Letter on Assistance for Childcare Providers

This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, urging the next COVID-19 response package to include temporary emergency assistance targeted to licensed childcare providers.

Above the FoldMar 14, 2020 - 5:00am
Compass pointing to "skills"

Closing the Skills Gap

The Chamber is doing it by strengthening partnerships with employers and education providers.

Press ReleaseJan 14, 2020 - 3:00pm

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Applauds Committee Approval of Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Today, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with A Better Balance, National Women’s Law Center, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the National Partnership for Women & Families applauded the House Committee on Education and Labor approval of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, by a bipartisan vote of 29-17.