Data

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Data-Driven Innovation Project explores the rapid advancements happening in the digital economy as well as the inventive use of data for good. The promise of bigger and better data is a future of greater opportunity and growth. The Foundation is conducting research activities and a series of events around the country in order to highlight this potential.

We encourage you to read the blog posts and research reports here to gain a full understanding of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's work on data-driven innovation.

Be sure to read our in-depth report, The Future of Data-Driven Innovation

U.S. Chamber Foundation Leads Modernization of Data Standard for Jobs

July 9, 2019
JDX JobSchema+ Release
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced a public feedback period on the JDX JobSchema+, a proposal to significantly evolve the existing data standard for job postings. The goal of this proposal is to expand on the foundation of the JobPosting Schema to meet more diverse hiring needs in a modern workplace and provide a more granular view of in-demand skills and competencies.

Data Standard for Jobs

For the JDX to be successful, we must have a data standard that represents and reflects the way we approach hiring today. Our proposal is the JDX JobSchema+, a standardized way of organizing structured data on the web for jobs. We will pilot test the JDX JobSchema+ through the JDX prototype in 2019 to suggest refinements to the current standard. 
March 14, 2019
The Controversy of the Skills Gap
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In both prosperous and challenging times, there is an ongoing gap that stands in the way of opportunity for many. Maybe we need to stop calling it the skills gap, or we need to collectively redefine what the gap is. No matter what we call it, we can all agree that the time for solving it is now.
February 21, 2019
Arizona State University, Tempe
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Keeping up with the pace of change in today’s economy is getting harder and harder to do. So instead of trying desperately to keep up, we’re helping change the face of the landscape in which we work entirely. We are partnering with the Chamber Foundation to build demand-driven talent supply chains and design the future of real-time labor market data.

Job Data Exchange (JDX) Pilot Launches to Modernize Labor Market Data

February 18, 2019
Job Data Exchange Pilot Partners Announced

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced the next steps in developing the Job Data Exchange (JDX), a set of open data tools and resources that will improve the speed and clarity of employer signaling to education, training, and credentialing partners, which in turn will help learners and workers better understand what jobs are available and what skills are required to fill them. Central to the pilot will be the development and field testing of an expanded data standard, or schema, for job descriptions and postings.

JDX Stakeholder Webinar Forum for HR Technology Partners

The Job Data Exchange (JDX) Stakeholder Webinar Forum for HR Technology Partners will provide an opportunity for a select group of employers and HR professionals to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the JobPosting schema, JDX tools, and learn about the evaluation process for the JDX pilot. Your attendance and participation in the forum will help shape the JDX initiative and improve the talent marketplace.

JDX Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Education, Training, and Credentialing Providers

The Job Data Exchange (JDX) Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Education, Training, and Credentialing Providers will provide an opportunity for a select group of employers and HR professionals to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the JobPosting schema, JDX tools, and learn about the evaluation process for the JDX pilot. Your attendance and participation in the forum will help shape the JDX initiative and improve the talent marketplace.

JDX Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Employers and HR Professionals

The Job Data Exchange (JDX) Stakeholder Webinar Forum for Employers and Human Resource (HR) Professionals will provide an opportunity for a select group of employers and HR professionals to provide feedback on the proposed changes to the JobPosting schema, JDX tools, and learn about the evaluation process for the JDX pilot. Your attendance and participation in the forum will help shape the JDX initiative and improve the talent marketplace.
December 27, 2018
3 New Years Resolutions for Learning and Development
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With unemployment at a historic low, companies are coming up with creative ways to hire fast and at scale. But, as Udemy’s 2018 Skills Gap Report found, companies will see diminishing returns if they don’t invest in their workforce’s ongoing learning and development. 

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