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.
- Feb 01, 2022U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Donohue Family Foundation Partner with SkillPointe Foundation to Fund Skills Training Scholarships
Amid ongoing worker shortages, new program provides $100,000 in scholarship funding to ensure Americans have the skills they need to reach their full potential and propel our economy forward
- 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 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).