Develop the Community’s Future
In spite of the United States’ large workforce, 45% of small companies say they struggle to find employees with the skills they are looking for. The talent shortage is even greater for large firms with 67% struggling to fill open positions with qualified applicants. The Chamber directly challenges this ongoing trend through key partnerships with businesses, educational institutions and organizations. Together, we shape the future workforce and develop a skilled talent pipeline for greater Arlington businesses.
63% of Americans believe businesses should be leaders of social change; there is more demand than ever for businesses to invest in the future of their communities. With 87% of Americans saying they will purchase a product from companies that advocate for issues they care about, more businesses are realizing community engagement is a valuable tool for success.
How We Accomplish
Thanks to our valued partnerships, the Chamber offers a variety of ways for businesses to engage the community, cultivate a talent pipeline and create favorable business outcomes. Through the Chamber’s initiatives, businesses are supporting academic achievement and educational attainment, aligning school curriculum and fostering entrepreneurship.
Education & Workforce Development Council
Stay Informed and Involved
Partnership Forums (Private LinkedIn or FB Group)
- “What’s Your BIG Idea?” Entrepreneurship Contest
- Annual State of the District Luncheon
Partners in Education Committee
- Key Initiative Sub-Committees
Get Connected with a Campus
- Show Your Support
- Guide Our Youth
- Lead the Change