In Different Skills, Different Gaps: Measuring and Closing the Skills Gap, prepared for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation by Burning Glass Technologies, we examine the skills gap on an occupation-by occupation basis. This is the best way to both understand the gap, and to close it. An overall surplus of workers doesn’t offer much insight into the challenges of a specific industry looking to fill specific roles requiring specific skills.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to promoting initiatives that grow our nation's economy.
Read the Foundation's report, The Growth Imperative, for more information about the importance of faster economic growth.
In our special edition report, released in hard copy at the 2017 USCCF hosted America Working Forward event, through research, data, and case studies we discuss the complexity of the skills gap and those who are paving the way forward.
The global economy has undergone a transformation that has shaped our lives in ways that we are only now starting to understand. This paper calls on businesses, workers, and the government to embrace the good and the bad of our new economy, analyze the challenges we face, and identify the roles and the solutions that will lead to a path forward.
Welcome to the New Economy
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Corporate Citizenship Center (CCC), and our partners prepared Trash to Treasure: Changing Waste Streams to Profits Streams to educate the private sector about the business value of circular economy opportunities. More and more, companies are looking towards a circular economy business model as a way to cut costs and increase efficiency. Turning waste into a resource is a huge part of that, and this report takes a deep dive into how the private sector can make "trash" an economic opportunity.
America’s future is in jeopardy. Over the entire postwar period from 1947 to 2013, the trend for economic growth in America was 3.3%. But since 2007, the rate has downshifted to a mere 1.5%, which translates into a meager 0.7% in growth per capita in the United States.
An examination of the policies that can lead to long-term economic growth in America.