Glenn Spencer

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Glenn Spencer is the Senior Vice President of the Employment Policy Division at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.  In this role, he oversees the Chamber’s work on immigration, retirement security, traditional labor relations, human trafficking, wage hour and worker safety issues, EEOC matters, and state labor and employment law.

Before joining the Chamber in July 2007, Spencer spent six years at the U.S. Department of Labor in the Office of the Secretary, serving as the deputy chief of staff and then chief of staff to Secretary of Labor Elaine L. Chao.

Earlier in his career, Spencer was engaged in issue advocacy and grassroots lobbying for Citizens for a Sound Economy in Washington, D.C., and also worked as a senior analyst in the research departments of the National Republican Senatorial Committee and the Republican National Committee.

Spencer’s articles have been published in numerous leading newspapers, and he has appeared on nationally syndicated radio and television news programs.  Spencer holds an M.A. in international affairs from The George Washington University.

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Tackling Forced Labor in Supply Chains

Please join the U.S. Chamber on Friday, July 30, as it hosts an event from 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. EST, highlighting the role businesses that play in detecting and eliminating forced labor. 

This event is sponsored by Counter Human Trafficking Compliance Solutions (CHTCS). 

The Countering Human Trafficking Event

In an interconnected world, human trafficking is a global problem that touches many industries and business relationships. Employers are and must be part of the solution. For example, traffickers rely on the transportation and hospitality sectors for moving and controlling victims and delivering them for commercial sex or forced labor, giving these industries an important role as the first line of defense.

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