Future of Work

With advancements in technology, U.S. companies are creating millions of new jobs. The result is an unprecedented demand for workers with high-tech skills.

Matching business needs with skilled workers will require innovative solutions — from rethinking education to changing recruiting practices to creating new upskilling programs.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® is committed to addressing our nation's skills gap and the U.S. Jobs Team is leading a multipronged effort to create high-skilled employment opportunities for all Americans.


Future of Work: 2021 CTA Member Survey

For the fifth year, the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® surveyed tech industry leaders on current and future workforce issues. The survey was completed by business leaders who identify as part of CTA membership. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the way Americans work. The survey results show how companies are adapting to hybrid work and expanding not only their workforces, but also the ways they are finding and retaining talent to meet demands. The results continue to show that technology companies, both large and small, need more employees with technical skills.

21st Century Workforce Council

A leadership forum that engages CTA member companies in a dialogue about the effective workforce development strategies that are helping close the nation's skills gap

CTA Apprenticeship Coalition

CTA and IBM created the CTA Apprenticeship Coalition, a collaborative effort by CTA member companies to create and expand hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities nationwide and prepare American workers for careers in fast-growing fields such as software engineering, data analytics, project management and hardware design.

U.S. Tech Vets

U.S. Tech Vets is an online hiring platform, powered by Monster.com and Military.com, that connects tech companies with over one million Veteran resumes — one of the largest and best trained talent pools in the country.

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