Innovation

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Symba Wins First Digital Empowers ‘Pitch for Purpose’ Competition

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and Tata Consultancy Services’ (TCS) have announced the winner for the inaugural Pitch for Purpose competition. Held in conjunction with the 3rd annual Digital Empowers Summit, the competition featured six mission-driven founders whose startups are leveraging technology to address social and environmental challenges – from eliminating food insecurity to providing a crowdfunding platform for Black entrepreneurs.

U.S. Chamber Foundation and the Association for Supply Chain Management Launch “TPM Next”

TPM Next Press Release
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and the Association for Supply Chain Management Foundation (ASCM) today announced the launch of a partnership to develop the next generation of the Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) initiative, TPM Next. At Talent Forward 2019, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s premiere national workforce conference, leaders of both organizations shared plans to expand the workforce initiative and formalize a network of talent supply chain managers around the world.

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

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.

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

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.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Announces New Funders, Pilot Projects for Job Data Exchange

Press Release_JDX Pilot Phase and New Funding Support
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation announced today additional support for the Job Data Exchange (JDX), an effort to help employers and their HR technology partners more clearly communicate hiring requirements in a rapidly changing talent marketplace. These new funding partners are Lumina Foundation, Schmidt Futures, and Walmart. Google.org and JPMorgan Chase & Co. previously announced their support for the project.

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

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.

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

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.

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