Business Leaders United

Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) is comprised of employers from a range of industries across the nation who are concerned about our nation’s skills gap, who are working with local partners to train and hire community residents for skilled jobs, and who want our country’s policymakers to follow suit and invest—aggressively and effectively—in the skills of America’s workers.

Business Leaders United (BLU) 2015 Washington Fly-In
Business Leaders United (BLU) 2015 Washington Fly-In

The BLU Mission

BLU provides a common platform from which these diverse business leaders can jointly communicate to national policymakers, the press, and the American public about the effective industry-based strategies they’ve developed that could serve as models for a more comprehensive national skills policy.

The BLU Agenda

BLU’s agenda is based on its policy principles and strategies for employer leadership, and is guided by an executive committee of employers dedicated to closing the nation’s skills gap by working together to address worker pipeline challenges through policy advocacy and peer-to-peer engagement.

In partnership with the National Skills Coalition, the National Fund supports Business Leaders United for Workforce Partnerships (BLU) by connecting BLU to its local business leaders, contributing to its business practice goals and expertise, and supporting BLU’s state and federal advocacy.