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.
America Works Initiative
Helping your company and our country solve our workforce challenges.
Understanding America's Labor Shortage: Childcare
Data show that women who left the labor force during the pandemic, often to take on childcare duties, have not yet returned.
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—
- InternationalU.S. Chamber of Commerce Delegation to Israel's Cyber WeekSunday, June 26 - Thursday, June 3012:00 AM EDT - 12:00 AM EDT
- Health Care9th Annual Health Summit: The Business of HealthTuesday, June 2811:30 AM EDT - 05:00 PM EDT
- Small BusinessCO— Start. Run. Grow. Growing a Team During the Workforce ShortageWednesday, June 2912:00 PM EDT - 01:00 PM EDT
- 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
- Jan 31, 2022How One Small Business Is Finding Workers in a Tight Job Market
Wyoming Machine is offering flexible work schedules, a benefit rarely seen in manufacturing, to attract and retain talent during the worker shortage.
- 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.