Some five million U.S. jobs are left unfilled because of a mismatch between the skills workers possess and those employers need.The National Network of Business and Industry Associations (National Network) works to bridge the "skills gap" by better connecting the worlds of learning and work. We’ve brought together a cross-section of business and industry groups to help communicate to learning institutions the skills employers are looking for, as well as to help industries and employers adjust their hiring and business practices to focus on the competencies and skills workers have and are developing in today’s evolving economy.
Business Roundtable CEO members lead companies with nearly 16 million employees and more than $7 trillion in annual revenues. The combined market capitalization of Business Roundtable member companies is the equivalent of nearly one-quarter of total U.S. stock market capitalization, and Business Roundtable members invest $130 billion annually in research and development. Our companies pay $270 billion in dividends to shareholders and generate $440 billion in revenues for small and medium-sized businesses annually. Business Roundtable companies also make more than $6 billion a year in charitable contributions.