Pursuing solutions that ensure Americans have the right skills for the jobs of today and tomorrow, and the American economy has the skilled workforce it needs to grow. 

The Chamber Foundation's portfolio of workforce and talent development projects reflects our dedication to transforming employer engagement in business education partnerships, addressing the communication gap so employers are clear about the skills they need, and leveraging the latest technology to better support all stakeholders in the talent marketplace.

If you are interested in becoming involved with or sponsoring our work, please contact workforce@uschamber.com.

Job Data Exchange (JDX)

People need to know what jobs are available and what skills are required to fill them in real-time.

The Job Data ExchangeTM (JDX), a set of new open-data resources, will improve how clearly employers communicate their competency-based hiring needs to workforce development partners and educators across the country. It will provide new standards for writing job descriptions and real-time access to dynamic hiring requirements data.

Students and workers will have access to accurate and up-to-date information regarding job requirements and will be able to match their skills to available positions. Employers and their education, workforce, and HR partners will be able to improve their searches for qualified candidates, engage in competency-based hiring, and effectively signal competency and credentialing needs to one another.


Talent Pipeline Management (TPM)

The demands of today’s economy require a strategic alignment between classroom and career.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Talent Pipeline Management™ (TPM) initiative is a workforce strategy for our time that can meet the needs of today’s changing business environment. It is a demand-driven, employer-led approach to close the skills gap that builds pipelines of talent aligned to dynamic business needs, so far engaging more than 1,000 employers across 26 U.S. states.

The TPM Academy™ builds on this foundation to train state and local leaders, business associations, employers, and economic development agencies to drive partnerships with their education and training providers based on need.


T3 Innovation Network

The skills gap is not just an employer engagement problem, it’s also a technology problem.

To fuel our workforce development initiatives, the T3 Innovation Network is made up of employer, education, and workforce stakeholders representing more than 150 companies coming together to explore the talent marketplace of the future, and the emerging technologies that will power it. This group is identifying the most promising pilot projects to create a public-private data infrastructure leveraging emerging technologies, as well as analyzing the technical challenges and ethical considerations that come with them, to better align learner, education, and workforce data. The Job Data Exchange is just one of the key results of the work of this network.


TPM Case Study: UpSkill Houston

The Greater Houston Partnership established UpSkill Houston to bring employers together and strategically expand the talent pipeline for the high-demand careers in the industry sectors considered the drivers of the region’s economy.

DTE Energy is working to address the skills gap, increase the quality of candidates for in-demand jobs, and build a sustainable pipeline of skilled talent through career path development and skilled trade training programs.