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
- Sep 02, 2021Businesses Struggle to Find and Keep Workers Amid Record-High Job Openings Manufacturing and healthcare businesses find solutions in Chamber’s innovative talent pipeline programs.
- Aug 31, 2021Back to the Future at the NLRB After approximately four years with a Republican majority, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on August 27 added a new member, David Prouty, whose addition to the Board changed control of it to a 3-2 Democratic majority.
- 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.
- Aug 02, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1486, "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act" This Hill letter was sent to Members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on S. 1486, "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.
- Jul 21, 2021U.S. Chamber Letter on S. 1486, "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act" This Hill letter was sent to the Members of the United States Senate on S. 1486, the "Pregnant Workers Fairness Act." This bill is on the Legislative Leadership list for the “How They Voted” scorecard.
- Jul 15, 2021Less than Half of Small Business Owners Can Find Workers, New Poll Shows A new US Chamber study shows that most small businesses are struggling to find workers with the right combination of skills and experience.
- 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.
- Jul 14, 2021Less than Half of Small Business Owners Can Find Workers, New Poll Shows As America continues to reopen, small business optimism around hiring prospects are muted, as an equal number say they are either more optimistic or more pessimistic compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to a poll taken June 16 – 23, 2021 and released today by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and MetLife.