According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 8.6 million STEM jobs in May 2015, with the highest jobs in software development, user support, and systems analysts. Despite the high number of jobs, the lack of skilled workers in the labor force allow these positions to go unfilled. To make matters worse, the existing STEM workforce lacks diversity among women and minorities, not representing the emerging workforce of women and underrepresented groups.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation knows from time spent with leaders from numerous disaster-stricken communities that running a city and putting a city back together after a disaster are vastly different things.
Disasters are dangerous for business. We know how much your employees, customers, and community mean to you as a small business, so we’re here to assure you that you can do something about the danger disaster poses to your business.
Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) encourages employees to be active participants in the communities where they live, work, and play. Throughout the organization, employees are empowered to actively volunteer and give back.
To close the opportunity divide, cities like Boston are looking to strategic partnerships between employers and workforce and talent development programs to connect underserved youth with the work-based learning experiences that exist in their own community and help equip them with the skills and real-world experience they need to succeed in them.