Please join the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and Mayor Karl Dean in welcoming The Honorable Margaret Spellings, former secretary of education; president, U.S. Forum for Policy Innovation, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, as the keynote speaker for the next Education 2020 Speaker Series.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation publishes content on workforce training and related issues. Find and access current and archived items in our database.
According to the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR), Hispanics represent one-eighth of the nation’s population, but a disproportionate number fill low-wage jobs.
A great divide has emerged in the United States between the education and skills of the American workforce and the needs of the nation’s employers.
In Louisville, Kentucky, education, workforce development, and economic competitiveness have become interchangeable.
2010 was a busy and productive year for ICW. We continued to grow our Business LEADs Network; convened a high-level panel of experts to discuss the midterm election results and their impact on education and workforce policy; published numerous reports on the importance of business supporting a range of issues, from early childhood education to extended learning time opportunities; and brought the documentary film Waiting for “Superman” to business audiences in a nationwide 12-city tour; among many other efforts.
The movement to bring a culture of flexibility to our nation's workforce is sweeping the nation.
On Wednesday, January 12th, ICW discussed the need for flexible workplaces across all sectors. Participants were offered a national and local perspective on why offering flexible workplaces is a strategic choice for businesses looking to maintain a strong workforce.