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Proposal Jeopardizes State Workforce Goals

A proposed constitutional amendment pending before legislators will jeopardize the state’s workforce goals if voters eventually approve the measure. The California Chamber of Commerce opposes...

Governor Dims Reopening, Issues Guidance for Schools

In response to COVID-19 flareups in multiple counties, Governor Gavin Newsom last week ordered all counties to close indoor operations of certain sectors as...

CalChamber Endorses Effort to Open Schools Safely/Soon

The time has come for the Legislature to join Governor Gavin Newsom in finalizing an agreement to reopen California public schools. Governor Newsom has laid...

Higher Education Integral to Business Needs

In Episode 115 of The Workplace podcast, CalChamber President and CEO Allan Zaremberg and Lande Ajose, senior policy advisor for higher education to Governor...

Governor’s $20 Billion Plan Aims to Transform Public Schools into ‘Gateways of Opportunity’

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a plan on May 12 to boost spending on California public schools by $20 billion, including creating universal pre-kindergarten and...

It’s Time to Rebalance the Power Dynamic in California’s Schools Toward Families

The best guess by state leaders — and fondest hope for parents — is that California public schools will fully reopen their campuses this...

Employers Can Help Improve Skills Gap

California employers face major workforce challenges, especially a skills gap as high school-aged students enter the workforce without the tools necessary to succeed. One strategy...

Governor Names CalChamber President to Post-Secondary Council

Last week, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the formation of an 11-member Council for Post-Secondary Education that will serve as an “independent consultative resource to...