Implementing a model that enables employers to move entry-level, low-skilled workers up career ladders, at the same time creating vacancies for new workers entering the job market.
Advice for businesses on collaborating with One-Stop Career Centers in strong public-private partnerships to train both incumbent workers and new entrants to the labor force.
State-level employer intermediaries organize and facilitate task forces of key stakeholders to make state workforce systems more effective and responsive to employer needs and to better align state economic and workforce development policies and programs.
America’s business and industry leaders must have the resources they need to compete successfully in the 21st century global marketplace.
Release Date: December 2007
This publication is a guide for business on how to work with state leaders to support and promote innovation at the regional and state levels.
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) lifts 4.9 million people--including 2.7 million children--above the poverty line each year. Yet a significant number of working families miss out on thousands of dollars annually (as well as their communities) simply because they do not know it exists.
This publication is designed to educate employers about the ways in which they can retain entry-level workers. It goes beyond the simplistic advice of just increasing wage earners' pay, detailing a range of alternatives in which business can align work-support programs with those individuals on the frontline.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Center for American Progress have come together for the first time with a shared sense of urgency to address a looming educational crisis.
This 2007 study grades the performance of the 50 states and Washington, DC on their K-12 school systems. In a state-by-state assessment of education systems, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce found there is not a single state in the country where a majority of students are proficient in reading or math.