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.
Nominations Now Open to Honor Technologies and Innovations Driving Positive Social Impact
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.
In today’s world, every city wants to be cleaner, greener, and more sustainable. The path to this goal starts at the most basic level—the management of a city’s waste and recycling in a timely and efficient manner. This is one of the core functions of a well-run city.
The U.S. Chamber Foundation's TRAVEL FORWARD summit is a future-looking platform to explore the people, ideas, and innovations moving the travel industry forward. On May 9, the summit brought together entrepreneurs, business leaders, and tech experts who discussed the innovations and emerging technologies that are making travel more efficient, personalized, accessible, interactive, affordable, and safe. TRAVEL FORWARD covered topics such as high-tech transportation, space tourism, micro hotels, customer service robots, AI, personalized travel, and more.
We recently had the opportunity to speak with Jason Aspiotis, Founder and CEO of Finsophy PBC. Finsophy connects customers, banks, and organizations to create a positive cycle of mission-aligned capital. Read on to learn more about how the company is leveraging technology for social good.
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.
More than ever before, businesses need to foster inclusive cultures to not only attract and retain top talent—but to remain competitive. There are practical strategies and tangible benefits for businesses of all sizes to focus on inclusion.