Workforce Development and Training
When America works, economies grow, opportunity thrives, and communities prosper.
Workers need new and better pathways to quality careers. At the same time, businesses need top talent to compete — whether in their own communities or on the world stage. We solve both sides of the equation by bridging crucial communication gaps between business and education and harnessing new technologies to support a well-run talent marketplace.
We know that success must include those underserved by our outdated career and education systems. That is why we work to ensure our programs reflect the broad, diverse talent pool our nation offers.
There's really no more important asset to our country, to our communities, to companies — than talent.— Cheryl Oldham, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Foundation
Skills-Based Hiring and Advancement
Employers are facing major challenges in closing their skills gaps, diversifying their workforces, and remaining agile in a rapidly changing global economy. As a result, many employers are pursuing skills-based hiring and advancement strategies. Learn about how the U.S. Chamber Foundation's T3 Innovation Network is providing a framework for matching employer needs with skills, and creating more opportunities for learners and workers.
TPM Case Study
As the gap between talent and employer needs increased in one of the fastest growing cities in Texas, greater:SATX recognized the need for investment in upskilling San Antonians.
Hospitals around the United States have tried many financing models to recruit and retain more qualified nurses. A new financing initiative in Vermont is showing promise to improve the odds of success.
- Benefits Cliffs: Effects on Workers and the Role of EmployersWe examine benefits cliffs – the loss of eligibility for public safety-net programs and benefits they provide as income rises above eligibility limits.
- Training and Development Landscape StudySHRM and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation partnered to launch new research that explores the current training and development landscape.
- America Works InitiativeHelping your company and our country solve our workforce challenges.
As a part of the TPM Spring Summit last week, the Chamber Foundation hosted an opportunities panel to hear from speakers on how they harnessed talent in their regions by prioritizing opportunity populations to deliver critical support in their communities.
Drive for 500 will provide 500 veterans with full-ride CDL training scholarships through TransForce Group’s Troops Into Transportation Master Driving Program.
Jason Tyszko, vice president of the Center for Education and Workforce, outlined the significance of financing at the ASU+GSV Summit, and how the U.S. Chamber Foundation's Talent Finance Initiative can help.
On Feb. 15, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions invited four witnesses to share the successes and challenges for bridging the gap between skilled workers and in-demand jobs.
The horse industry in Kentucky reigns supreme. With more than 1,100 horse farms, the equine industry contributes an estimated 60,000 jobs and $6.5 billion of direct and indirect economic impact. However, the industry has experienced major labor shortages that stagnate growth. Laurie Mays, the equine and agriculture talent pipeline project manager at the Kentucky Chamber Foundation Workforce Center, saw an opportunity to develop a more comprehensive Workforce Readiness and Reentry Program for formerly incarcerated individuals.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes recognized individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership in addressing the challenges faced by veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses in their search for employment, at its 11th Annual Lee Anderson Hiring Our Heroes Awards Gala, presented by USAA.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes welcomed First Lady Jill Biden Wednesday to its end-of-year meeting with Veteran Employment Advisory Council members. Dr. Biden called on America’s largest employers in attendance to take the necessary steps needed to make employment opportunities more accessible to the military community.
As America faces its biggest labor shortage in decades, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced $6.3 million in grant funding from Walmart, Lumina Foundation, the Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the Charles Koch Foundation to support programs that remove barriers to work and enable Americans to find and keep jobs, and that ensure the economy has the workforce it needs to grow and prosper now and in the future.
Over the last year and a half, we’ve seen a transformational shift in how we view our education and workforce systems. The pandemic has changed the nature of work, how we view skills, and put a spotlight on a dire workforce shortage and the need to re-think how we recruit and hire. There are currently more than 10 million open jobs, yet only 7.4 million unemployed people.