Government-Created Job Registry

Policy or Initiative Description

Governments can create job registries that provide information to students, employees, and educational institutions about credentials and skills that are in demand. Such initiatives encourage employers to collaborate in forecasting their future workforce needs and create common definitions to signal those needs. That information in turn can help educational institutions develop or expand programs that lead to higher-quality jobs.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Example

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has been pilot testing with several states a jobs registry that is intended to provide much clearer employer information to students, educational institutions, and potential employees about the credentials and competencies that are in demand."


Alden, Edward and Taylor-Kate, Laura. “The Work Ahead Machines, Skills, and U.S. Leadership in the Twenty-First Century.” Council on Foreign Relations (2018).



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