Key Initiative

Job Skills for In-Demand Employment (JobSIDE)

As the digital transformation of the talent marketplace continues, there is a need for a scalable and trusted way to validate skills with employers. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched JobSIDE (Jobs Skills for In-Demand Employment) in November 2022 with support from a grant from the Koch Foundation.

The initiative will make it easier to find qualified workers based on candidate skills rather than credentials.  JobSIDE will source the data on skills and jobs directly from employers and enable education and training programs to align to employer needs. JobSIDE will improve skills-based hiring and career advancement for all.

JobSIDE tools and applications will build on the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) initiative, which has brought employer-led talent supply chains to more than 40 states, D.C., and Canada. It will be a value-added tool that will complement the upcoming TPM Co/Lab virtual learning platform, launching in early 2023.


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