The U.S. Chamber works with stakeholders in business, government, and academia to build and sustain a 21st-century workforce that can compete in the global economy. It begins with a strong K-12 education system that prepares people for good jobs and bright futures. We champion high standards, accountability for the academic achievement of all children, and choices for students and families. We are focused on improving post-secondary education and ensuring what is taught in classrooms and on campuses aligns with industry needs and the jobs of today and tomorrow.
To reinvigorate the economy and promote workforce success, many companies are turning toward reskilling and upskilling for in-demand positions.
- Climate ChangeEnergyInnovates: Methane—Tackling that 'Other' GasThursday, December 0210:00 AM EST - 11:00 AM EST
- Diversity, Equity, and InclusionU.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's MBA Case Competition 2021Thursday, December 0202:00 PM EST - 03:30 PM EST
- Health CareAdvancing Equity in Health: Improving Access to Primary CareFriday, December 0312:00 PM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- 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 Letter on the Reconciliation Legislation's Budgetary Impact This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Congress, on the budgetary impact of H.R. 5376, the reconciliation bill.
- Oct 15, 2021Common Grounds: Congressional Leaders Discuss How to Solve America’s Childcare Crisis This week’s U.S. Chamber of Commerce Common Grounds event featured a discussion with Reps. Nancy Mace and Mikie Sherrill on childcare.
- 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 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.
- Aug 09, 2021U.S. Chamber’s Neil Bradley on Record High 10.1 Million Jobs Openings “We have to get serious about removing barriers to filling these open jobs.” The following statement can be attributed to the Neil Bradley, executive vice president and chief policy officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, on the latest job openings report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
- Aug 02, 2021Coalition Letter on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act" This Coalition letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.
- Jul 14, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on FY22 Labor and HHS Appropriations This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the House Committee on Appropriations, on the Fiscal Year 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations legislation.