Interview by Paul Salfen
As Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Neil Bradley is responsible for the organization’s overall advocacy efforts. In addition to managing policy development for the Chamber, Bradley oversees its government affairs activities, political program, and relations with other business organizations.
There are now half as many available workers for every job open across America than there have been on average during the last 20 years. Meanwhile, many who are unemployed don’t have training or skills that match available jobs. The result: Too many businesses that can’t grow, compete, and thrive. And too many workers who can’t realize their American dreams.
To address this national economic emergency, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently launched America Works, a nationwide initiative mobilizing industry and government to swiftly address America’s worker shortage crisis.