Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on innovation and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database. 

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.
July 1, 2019
Qualcomm 2019
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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. 

Talent Forward 2019

At Talent Forward 2019, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's national workforce conference, we will explore how we define leadership at the intersection of work, education, and tech. How can we create the right environment to support the development of new partnerships and encourage change that is disruptive without being destructive? And once we're there, what does success look like? Join us with experts from across industries to discuss these questions and more.

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.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Selects Recipients of Career Readiness Funding

December 11, 2018
Career Readiness Lab Participants
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced the five chambers of commerce selected to participate in the Career Readiness Lab, through which they will each receive $95,000 to implement a work-based learning program that better connects students with academic and experiential learning opportunities in their community. 
October 29, 2018
T3 Innovation Network Phase One Final Report
This report summarizes and brings to a close phase one of the T3 Network. The report is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the T3 Network’s vision, guiding principles, and profiles the work groups. Part II highlights the T3 Network’s recommendations, organized as a list of pilot projects that together provide the foundation for an open, distributed, public-private data infrastructure that supports access and opportunity for the American student and worker. The report concludes with next steps and acknowledgements.

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