Center for Education and Workforce
The place for business leaders to tackle the most pressing education and workforce issues facing our country.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation's Center for Education and Workforce mobilizes the business community to be more engaged partners, challenge the status quo, and move education and workforce initiatives forward to fuel economic success.
- Dec 08, 2021States Already Have Money for More Childcare Support, But They Can’t Give It to Families Talk in Washington right now on childcare is all centered on the reconciliation bill, but states were given $39 billion for childcare as part of the American Rescue Plan that they are unable to use freely, leaving working parents without relief.
- Nov 23, 2021How Businesses Are Helping Solve Black Unemployment Employment levels for Black Americans are up compared to where they were at the height of the pandemic, but they still lag those of other ethnic groups. Here’s how businesses are adapting their hiring and training practices to help solve Black unemployment
- Nov 22, 2021Why Businesses Are Taking on the Role of Educators Tech companies like Amazon, IBM, and others are stepping in to upskill, reskill, and provide educational opportunities that have traditionally been the domain of four-year colleges and technical and vocational schools.
- Nov 10, 2021U.S. Chamber Foundation Receives More Than $6 Million to Help Solve America’s Workforce Challenges The funding will support innovative workforce initiatives aimed at filling open jobs, closing the skills gap, and fueling America’s economic recovery
- Oct 24, 2021One Chart That Shows the Job Situation in Every State According to the latest state employment data, only two states have grown employment since the pandemic started.
- Oct 12, 2021U.S. Chamber on the ‘Significant Threat’ of Unfilled Jobs to Economic Recovery WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber President and CEO Suzanne P. Clark today released the following statement on the news that 10.4 million jobs were unfilled at the end of August, a slight decrease from July’s record high.
- Sep 21, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on the FY22 NDAA This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives on the Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
- Sep 09, 2021Workforce Development and the Changing Labor Market The pandemic altered how and where people work. Here’s how businesses can adapt their workforce development and management strategies to deal with the changes.
- Sep 08, 2021Worker Shortage Crisis Intensifying as Job Openings Rise Month over Month The biggest problem our economy faces right now is getting workers to fill the historically large amount of open jobs.
- Aug 18, 2021The Business Case for Criminal Justice Reform: Second Chance Hiring This report explores the benefits to employers that hire formerly incarcerated individuals, identifies barriers to entry for those with criminal convictions, highlights programs and organizations working to break down these barriers, and discusses developments concerning state and federal legislation that supports second and fair chance hiring.