The Office of the 21st Century Workforce was launched in June 2001 by President Bush. The group is responsible for gathering and disseminating information relating to workforce issues by conducting summits, conferences, meetings and other appropriate forums designed to encourage the participation of organizations and individuals interested in such issues.
Members appointed were:
- Douglas Banes, general vice president, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
- James Hoffa, general president, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
- Jeffrey L. Bleustein, CEO, Harley Davidson
- Anna Cabilik, president, ANATEK Inc.
- Anna Cabral, CEO, Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility
- Tom Donahue, president, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- Jim Glassman, host, Tech Central Station
- former Representative Joe Scarborough
- David Lee, chairman, eOn Communications Corp.
The President’s Council on the 21st Century Workforce will provide information and advice to the President through the secretary of labor, the Office of the 21st Century Workforce within the Department of Labor and other appropriate federal officials related to issues affecting the 21st century workforce, according to the DOL.