When businesses can find and retain the right people to innovate, compete, and grow—and when people have the skills and opportunities to put their talent to work—there’s no limit to what we can all achieve.
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- 4 Ways Employers Can Improve Recruiting and RetentionA new poll shows many unemployed workers are not actively looking for work. From offering hybrid work schedules to investing in reskilling and upskilling training, here are four ways employers can improve their recruiting and retention practices.
- Why Businesses Are Taking on the Role of EducatorsTech 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.
- How Businesses Are Helping Solve Black UnemploymentEmployment 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
A new U.S. Chamber poll shows 41% of people are looking to switch industries for their next job. But the reasons why they want to change careers aren’t what you might expect.
The U.S. Chamber believes we must quickly address a double-dose of workforce challenges. There are too many people without jobs and too many jobs without people. We are working to build a modern, adaptive workforce to meet the needs of today and to compete for the future. Through the America Works initiative, advocacy for effective education and training policy, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s successful employer-led programs, and support for public-private partnerships, we create pathways for people and businesses alike to pursue their dreams and achieve their potential.
To reinvigorate the economy and promote workforce success, many companies are turning toward reskilling and upskilling for in-demand positions.
Small business advice from CO—
- Jan 13, 2022RSM Survey Shows How COVID-19 Has Influenced a Transformation of the Working World Survey data reveals remote work is a permanent option for many middle market businesses
- Jan 13, 2022Changing Work Patterns in the Middle Market An RSM US Middle Market Business Index Special Report on Workforce in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
- Jan 11, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on the Renomination of David Weil for the Department of Labor This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions regarding the renomination of David Weil to be the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) at the Department of Labor.
- Jan 10, 2022Quantifying the Nation’s Workforce Crisis – State of American Business 2022 Update We examine the current state of the American workforce and the monumental challenges employers are facing across the country.
- Dec 14, 20215 Reasons People Are Changing Careers More Than Ever Before A new U.S. Chamber poll shows 41% of people are looking to switch industries for their next job. But the reasons why they want to change careers aren’t what you might expect.
- 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.
- Dec 07, 2021The States Suffering Most from the Labor Shortage Job openings are up. Labor force participation is down. Quit rates are at a record high. Amid the worsening labor shortage crisis, these are the states being impacted the most.
- Dec 03, 2021November Jobs Report Paints Confusing Picture of Labor Market The November jobs report showed a huge miss on the number of jobs added but an increase in people entering the workforce. Our economic policy expert breaks down the data and explains why there may be cause for optimism.
- Dec 02, 2021Coalition Letter on Federal Contractors and the National Defense Authorization Act This Coalition letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate, opposing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) related to potential debarment of federal contractors.