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America Works Initiative

Helping your company and our country solve our workforce challenges.

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America is facing a worker shortage crisis: There are too many open jobs without people to fill them. The result: Too many businesses can’t grow, compete, and thrive. And too many workers can't realize their American dreams.

Through the America Works Initiative, we’re helping employers across the country develop and discover talent to fill open jobs and grow our economy. 

Understanding America's Labor Shortage

Understanding the problem

Discover the latest data on job openings, unemployment, labor force participation, quit rates, and more, for a quick understanding of the current state of the workforce—paired with in-depth analysis of the trends.

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Become a member

U.S. Chamber members range from the small businesses and local chambers of commerce that line the Main Streets of America to leading industry associations and large corporations.

Learn more about how your business can become a member.

Understanding the Problem


America’s woefully inadequate immigration system is directly contributing to the worker shortage crisis and hindering American business operations.

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Join the #AmericaWorks Conversation

Make your voice heard. Ask Congress to take action to close the skills gap, grow our country’s workforce, and keep America’s economy strong.

Resources and Guides

U.S. Chamber Foundation Programs to Help Your Company

Case Studies

America Works Policy Priorities

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Business Roundtable, SHRM, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are joining forces to help American businesses find and hire talented workers based on their skills, not just their degrees, to boost the economy and create more job opportunities.

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We are calling on elected officials at the federal and state level to take immediate action to help address this national economic crisis.

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Get in Touch

The U.S. Chamber is here to help. Get in touch today to learn more about our workforce programs.

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