Spotlight on USCIB Members: Pledge to America’s Workers

In response to a rapidly changing economy that necessitates re-skilling and re-training of workers, USCIB welcomed a White House Executive Order establishing the National Council for the American Worker in July 2018. With a mission to “properly respond to the changing needs in the world of work,” the council created a Pledge to America’s Workers, which, in just over a year, has been signed by over 300 companies and organizations and has generated more than 13 million training and education opportunities.

Now as the U.S. Department of Labor gears up to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week in the fall, USCIB will be spotlighting USCIB members that have signed the Pledge to America’s Workers.

“USCIB members recognize the importance of investing in employees to ensure retention and to attract future talent for evolving 21st century job needs,” noted USCIB Vice President for Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs Gabriella Rigg Herzog. “In light of DOL’s Apprenticeship Week, we want to celebrate our members’ commitment and measurable impact thus far.”

The National Council for the American Worker—which is comprised of members from the executive branch, private employers, educational institutions, labor unions, non-profits and local governments—is responsible for developing a national strategy for training and retraining students and workers to fill current vacancies, with recent estimates indicating 7 million potential jobs.

Watch this space as we share weekly case studies of USCIB members that are making an impact.

Staff Contact:   Ewa Staworzynska

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs
Tel: 212.703.5056

Ewa Staworzynska is USCIB’s Director of Corporate Responsibility and Labor Affairs. Staworzynska brings to USCIB her extensive policy experience from both public and private sectors. Prior to joining USCIB, she led DoorDash’s policy efforts in international markets and was in charge of diplomatic relations. Before her position at DoorDash, Staworzynska was an officer at the International Labor Organization (ILO), where she worked multilaterally to advance support for decent work and related policies at UN headquarters. Staworzynska began her career in New York working for a real estate start-up. Staworzynska will be based in USCIB’s New York office and will work with Jose Arroyo, USCIB policy associate on corporate responsibility and labor affairs, on a wide range of issues, including human rights and industrial policy, responsible business conduct, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). She was born and raised in Norway and has a B.A. in Economics and M.A. in International Relations, with a specialty in International Business, from New York University.
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