Jason Tyszko

Senior Director of Policy, Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

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New Models for Business Engagement Game Changers for Small Business

In today’s economy, talent is king. Yet, for American small businesses—our largest job creators—talent is anything but abundant.

Many small businesses are hard pressed to commit the time to engage education and workforce partners for good reason. For one, they have little time, resources, or bandwidth to commit to efforts outside of their core business. The bureaucracy of our education and workforce systems can seem impenetrable and certainly not user-friendly to a small business.

President Obama's TechHire a Great Step to Close Skills Gap

Earlier this week, President Obama took a great step at helping to close the skills gap by launching the TechHire initiative.

Creating a Supply Chain of Employees

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) has launched a partnership with USA Funds to explore a new vision for employer engagement with education and workforce systems—one that yields more effective employment transitions for students and a better prepared workforce for all employers.

A Renewed Focus on Improving Workforce Development

This week has been noteworthy given the renewed focus and affirmation of workforce development programs. On Tuesday, President Obama signed into law a long-overdue update of the workforce development system – the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which received broad bipartisan support.