Jaime S. Fall is Director of UpSkill America at the Aspen Institute, an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and to help our economy and communities thrive by promoting training and advancement practices to help workers progress in their careers and move into better-paying jobs. The initiative, which was announced by President Obama following his 2015 State of the Union Address, is led by a coalition of business, education, workforce training, and human resource organizations.
Previously, Jaime served as Vice President for Workforce and Talent Sustainability for the HR Policy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to getting America educated, qualified and hired through the development of research, services and resources to better inform students, jobseekers, workers, educators and policy makers about the skills needed by large employers in today’s rapidly changing workplaces. Jaime still serves as a senior advisor for the Foundation. Jaime also serves as Chief Workforce Strategist for Uplift California, a non-profit charter school in California, dedicated to helping out-of-school youth 16-24 years of age earn their high school diplomas along with relevant education in growing career fields.
Jaime makes his home in Sacramento, California where he moved in 2004 to serve as Deputy Secretary, Employment and Workforce Development, for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency. As a Senate-confirmed leader in the Schwarzenegger Administration, Jaime provided policy and guidance to California’s $11 billion workforce system and the nearly 9,000 employees that made up the entities within the agency. Previously, Jaime spent more than a decade in Washington, DC working at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration; the National Association of State Workforce Agencies; Fall Communications, a workforce development-focused marketing and website development company founded by he and his wife; and on Capitol Hill.