White House Establishes Workforce Advisory Board to Address Skills Gap

February 22, 2019

The CEOs of Walmart, The Home Depot, IBM, Lockheed Martin Corporation, Visa, and 20 other leaders have joined the White House's Workforce Policy Advisory Board, which will "shape Trump administration efforts to develop job training programs to meet the changing demands of U.S. employers."

The Board will work with the National Council for the American Worker, which was established last July by executive order.

An administration official said the Board is being established in the context of 7.3 million job openings and a significant skills gap.