Employers and Industry and Business Groups
Employers and industry groups contribute to the operation of local workforce systems by hiring and training workers, overseeing program design and delivery, and providing financial support. Employers are the primary providers of training for workers, based on estimates of resources spent on training.
- Employers such as local businesses often provide information, funding, resources, and training that benefit local workforce systems, while acting as customers for workforce programs and initiatives that seek to meet local employers’ human resources needs.
- Business and trade (industry) associations include an array of global, national, state, and local organizations representing employer interests. Organizations may represent employers from different industries operating in the same local area, such as a chamber of commerce, or employers from the same industry regionally or nationally.