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.
What the data tells us
Supporting and Hiring Individuals with Disabilities
Despite ADA protections, federal tax incentives, and private sector opportunity programs, millions of individuals with disabilities looking for work remain unemployed.
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.
America Works Initiative
Helping your company and our country solve our workforce challenges.
Employers must adapt and government can pass commonsense immigration reform. Businesses and government can get workers off the sidelines by working together.
Small business advice from CO—
- Aug 19, 2022Understanding America’s Labor Shortage
In 2021, businesses added an unprecedented 3.8 million jobs. But at the same time, workforce participation remains below pre-pandemic levels, meaning we have 3.4 million fewer Americans working today compared to February of 2020.
- Aug 02, 2022Empowering Small Business: The Impact of Technology on U.S. Small Business
Report finds that technology is a driver of economic success for small businesses and that policymakers must encourage an environment that enables all businesses to succeed with digital tools.
- Jul 29, 2022The CFPB Is Making it Harder to Hire and Train Employees
The CFPB is targeting a common business practice that makes it easier for employers to find, develop, and retain talent.
- Jul 15, 2022Immigration Data Center
America’s woefully inadequate immigration system is directly contributing to the worker shortage crisis and hindering American business operations.
- Jul 13, 2022Hill Letter on the Fiscal Year 2023 National Defense Authorization Act
This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, on H.R. 7900, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023."
- Jul 07, 2022How Fixing Our Worker Shortage Can Fight Inflation
As the cost of payroll goes up, businesses increase prices as much as they can so that they can maintain their profit margins and stay in business.
- Jun 29, 2022U.S. Chamber Letter on FY23 Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations
This Hill letter was sent to Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
- Jun 20, 2022Worker Shortages Cripple Pools and Summer Attractions for a Second Year
Severe labor shortages are hitting seasonal summer businesses like pools and amusement parks hard. Despite upping pay and offering big bonuses, there are few applicants.
- Jun 16, 2022Twelve Scholarship Recipients Selected from 800 Applicants
First round of awards announced for highly-competitive skills training scholarship funded by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Donohue Family Foundation and managed by the SkillPointe Foundation
- Jun 15, 2022Anti-Human Trafficking Laws - The Report
This publication, Anti-Human Trafficking Laws, provides an overview of relevant laws, executive orders, treaties, and conventions, in the international human rights context. The first section of this publication, Federal Laws, highlights human trafficking rules applicable to companies in the U.S. The second part, International Laws, provides an overview of human trafficking treaties and conventions, as well as supply chain due diligence laws in Europe.