Talent is one of our country’s most important assets—yet our current methods for discovering and cultivating talent are outdated—built for another time and a different economy. For America to grow and prosper, we need new systems fit for our modern economy.
Today, Blue Star Families, the largest national non-profit dedicated to supporting military families and strengthening communities, andHiring Our Heroes (HOH), the nation’s leading non-profit helping veterans, military spouses, and transitioning service members find meaningful careers, convened to announce the launch of the 4+1 Commitment: The Formula for Military Spouse Success.
Award Recognition Underscores Key Leadership Role of TPM
For the past nine years, the U.S. Chamber Foundation has sought to tackle the all-too-common challenge of successfully preparing talent for the work of today and tomorrow and ensure their skills align to employers’ needs. To achieve the type of behavior and systems change needed, we believed the approach had to be a significant departure from traditional workforce development efforts.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and IBM Exploring How Innovation is Shaping the Future of Work
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Scaling Up Skills-Based Employment Practices for American Businesses
Business Roundtable, SHRM, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are joining together to scale up skills-based employment practices for American businesses.
The challenge of our time is creating a workforce system that develops the talent needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow. At the U.S. Chamber Foundation, we address this challenge through our commitment to promoting innovative workforce development solutions. We achieve this by building employer-led, agile workforce development systems and programs.
Connecticut Office of Workforce Strategy (OWS) received $24 million in federal funding to expand job training programs that have struggled to meet demand amid a shortage of skilled workers in the state. Garrett Sheehan, president and CEO of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce, discussed the talent challenge OWS focused on when they first applied to the Good Jobs Challenge.
On Tuesday, September 27th, the U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted the 2022 National Learning Network Summit sponsored by GoEducate, with over 100 in-person attendees and more joining virtually. The Summit brought together faculty, fellows, and partners to collaborate and engage the core element of the TPM Academy® strategies through networking, immersive case studies, breakout rooms, and panels led by an array of subject specialists.
At a time when we need to address STEM labor shortages, we cannot afford to leave segments of our population behind. The National Science Foundation (NSF) supports a strategy to address these issues through the newly funded Community College Presidents’ Initiative in STEM Education. Community colleges, serving the most diverse student body in higher education, are fertile ground for effective diversification of the STEM workforce. 51% of community college students taking college credit classes are students of color.
The loss of eligibility for public safety-net programs and the benefits they provide as income rises above eligibility limits is called a “benefit cliff.” Benefits cliffs can significantly impact lower-wage workers and their families financially and may act as a disincentive for pursuing modest promotions and incremental raises and career development.
Amber Rangel Mooney, who participated in the Elite Cohort of the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Business Leads Fellowship Program (Business Leads), currently works as vice president and director of workforce development at Empire State Development and knows the importance of expanding career growth opportunities first-hand.
For the past decade, military spouses have experienced an unwavering unemployment rate of 22%, making it one of the highest unemployed demographics in the United States. According to new research, their spouses' military service is also negatively affecting their ability to maximize employer-sponsored retirement benefits, build their long-term financial futures and find careers that offer competitive salaries equivalent to their professional experiences and/or education levels. The Hidden Financial Costs of Military Spouse Unemployment survey, conducted by Hiring Our Heroes (HOH) in collaboration with Syracuse University's D'Aniello Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) and First Command Financial Services Inc., shines a light on the impacts of being a military spouse.
Kaiser Permanente, the California Chamber of Commerce, and Capitol Impact employed Talent Pipeline Management® (TPM) to better understand workforce skills gaps for current and future Kaiser Permanente construction projects and foster equitable outcomes for people entering the construction industry.
As AI integrates the labor market, people want the business community, specifically business leaders, to shift to a skills-centered HR strategy that involves skills-based hiring, upskilling, and re-skilling.