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 to Develop Web-Based Job Description Resources with Support from Google.org and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

April 24, 2018
Clearer Signals Project
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today support from Google.org and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to develop an employer-led job registry. The registry will provide employers and their HR technology partners the tools and resources they need to clearly communicate their hiring requirements in a rapidly changing talent marketplace.
April 5, 2018
Where Data and Technology Converge to Improve the Talent Marketplace

Our meeting on March 7, the first in a series led as a joint effort between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Lumina Foundation, kicked off an eight month sprint of work to improve the talent marketplace. All of the organizations involved are experts on today’s emerging technologies, such as semantic web standards (e.g., linked data), distributed ledger technologies (e.g., blockchain), artificial intelligence, and machine learning. We know that these technologies have the power, if leveraged properly, to transform the talent marketplace and drive future innovation. 

U.S. Chamber Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation Partner to Bring TPM Academies to Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky

March 22, 2018

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today the next phase of the Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) initiative, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s signature workforce development initiative. With a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the U.S. Chamber Foundation is leading the efforts on statewide TPM Academies. Michigan, Tennessee, and Kentucky have been selected to host these programs. Over the past four years, the TPM Academy has grown into a community of over 300 employers across 21 states.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Study Reveals Regulatory Burdens, Inconsistent Rules Are Barriers to Entry for U.S. Food Truck Owners and Threaten to Stall Industry Growth

March 20, 2018

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation released the results of a comprehensive study conducted of the food truck industry in the United States. The 12-month study, Food Truck Nationreveals the ease and hurdles of starting up and operating a food truck business in 20 of the most active food truck cities across the nation. The study reveals that the burdens placed on owners threaten to halt growth of an industry that for many entrepreneurs has become a gateway to owning a brick-and-mortar restaurant.

March 7, 2018
Making Over Learning & Development
© Jeffery Cross

Technology has transformed a lot of the things we do at work, but learning and development (L&D) has mostly stuck with the status quo. To attract and retain necessary talent, employers would be wise to nurture a learning culture and revisit their L&D strategy to make learning a strategic asset.

February 7, 2018
Validating Credentials is Key

Economic mobility rests on the opportunities that individuals are granted or seek out. Education plays a big part of that, which is why many professionals are now looking for continuous ways to improve their skillsets. But how do you validate that people have earned what they say they've earned? The reality is that people lie about their credentials. The solution? Use advanced technology to make credentials trackable and unfakeable. 

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