Workforce and Entrepreneurship
More Work. Less Dependency.
Despite policymakers’ steps to “stimulate” the American economy, it remains in shambles. Inflation is reaching new highs, consumer confidence is through the floor, and government deficits are skyrocketing. But perhaps the most critical sign of our struggling economy is the poor state of America’s workforce.
The power of work is a miracle.Work helps provide meaning, transforms generations, and gives people the freedom to pursue happiness. Unfortunately, work is under attack.
Regulations on jobs at both the local and state levels make it difficult for individuals to get a job and earn a living. In addition, college degrees—once regarded as a surefire pathway to good-paying jobs—are leaving many graduates with crushing student loan debt that can take a decade to pay off. And to make matters worse, poorly designed benefit programs often incentivize dependency over work.
Only through commonsense measures—all of which existed prior to COVID-19—can policymakers ignite the economic recovery America needs.
The Foundation for Government Accountability is advancing proven solutions across the country to help millions reenter the workforce and move into better jobs with bigger paychecks.
Gov. Ron DeSantis on Workforce Training and Apprenticeships
Governor Ron DeSantis says that in Florida, they’re huge believers in vocational education and the skilled trades. But unfortunately, many students are told they have to go to college or they won’t be successful. Here, he points out how that isn’t the case—and outlines steps that Florida is taking, like encouraging participation in apprenticeships and […]watch video
Florida’s Entrepreneurship Agenda: A Roadmap to Removing Barriers to Work
Florida’s entrepreneurship agenda gets government out of the way and ensures local governments do not hold back entrepreneurs.READ MORE
Our Workforce and Entrepreneurship Solutions
Expanding the Workforce
- Grant Licenses to Experienced Professionals
- Allow Apprenticeships for Licensed Occupations
- Establish Sunrise and Sunset Reviews for Occupational Regulation to Avoid Anti-Trust Challenges
- Require Periodic Reauthorization for Occupational Licenses
- Treat Work Experience as Continuing Education
- Pre-Empt Local Licensing
- Waive Initial Licensing Fees
- Protect Financially Struggling Workers from License Revocation
- Provide Credit for Licensing Fees During Shutdowns
- Create A Regulatory Sandbox for Entry-Level Workers
Preparing the Next Generation
Our Workforce and Entrepreneurship Experts
Senior Research Fellow
Vice President of Policy and Research
State Government Affairs Director
Our Latest Workforce and Entrepreneurship Research
Let Our Youth Thrive: Remove Unnecessary Work Permit Requirements
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Kids, Care, and COVID: How the COVID-19 Pandemic Highlighted the Problems in Childcare—And the Solutions
Why Florida is a National Model for Regulatory Reform
At FGA, we don’t just talk about changing policy—we make it happen.
By partnering with FGA through a gift, you can create more policy change that returns America to a country where entrepreneurship thrives, personal responsibility is rewarded, and paychecks replace welfare checks.