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.
- Vaccine Mandates: The Most Important Questions for Businesses AnsweredNew rules around employee vaccine mandates go into effect November 5. Here’s our guide to which businesses are subject to the rules, which employees need to be vaccinated, options for unvaccinated employees, and more.
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
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.
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- Health CareU.S.-Saudi Arabia Healthcare Webinar: The Intersection of Healthcare and Data — Saudi Arabia's Healthcare InfrastructureTuesday, December 0709:00 AM EST - 10:30 AM EST
- InternationalThird Annual Transatlantic Business Works SummitWednesday, December 08 - Thursday, December 0909:00 AM EST - 01:00 PM EST
- Security and ResiliencePath Forward AMA: Dr. Katelyn JetelinaThursday, December 0904:00 PM EST - 04:30 PM EST
- Oct 15, 2021U.S. Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes Designates Ohio as a Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone Ohio partners with businesses to tackle military spouse un- and underemployment Columbus, Ohio — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes (HOH), in partnership with the state of Ohio and the Ohio Department of Veteran Services, officially launched the Ohio Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) on Tuesday.
- 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 21, 2021The America Works Agenda: Policy Solutions to Address the Nation's Worker Shortage We are calling on elected officials and the federal and state level to take immediate action to help address this national economic crisis.
- Sep 15, 2021First Lady Jill Biden Speaks at Launch of Hiring Our Heroes Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone Focused on Remote Work WASHINGTON, DC — As the leader in identifying and providing solutions to military spouse un- and under-employment, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes has launched a new initiative focused on remote work opportunities.
- Sep 15, 2021U.S. Chamber Foundation Launches Coalition for Afghan Refugee Employment in the U.S. The Coalition will connect Afghan refugees to jobs as they arrive and resettle in America
- Sep 13, 2021House Budget Proposals Include Labor & Employment Policies The week of September 6, House committees began releasing text covering their respective issue areas under the budget reconciliation process. In particular, proposals emerged from the House Ways and Means and the House Education and Labor Committees. Observers of labor policy believe these proposals have, to at least some degree, undergone a “preconference” process with the corresponding Senate committees.
- 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, 2021Activist Judge Rules Against Prop 22 In a decision that strains credulity, an Alameda County, Calif., Superior Court judge on August 20 issued a ruling that declared unconstitutional and unenforceable that state’s Proposition 22, a ballot initiative that voters passed into law deci
- 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.