July 22, 2021


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The following statement can be attributed to U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Suzanne Clark.

“With 9.2 million job openings, America’s workforce shortage is a significant threat to the economic resurgence. The U.S. Chamber applauds the Department of Commerce’s historic investment in workforce through the new $3 billion grant program funded by the American Rescue Plan. We appreciate the leadership of Secretary Gina Raimondo, who understands both the connection between economic development and workforce and the importance of partnering with the business community. Building on deep expertise and years of leadership on workforce solutions, including the recently launched America Works initiative, the U.S. Chamber and the Chamber Foundation are committed to supporting this effort to bolster the economic recovery and fill open jobs.”