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"Even when action [by business] could address a pressing business need, such as developing and tapping a skilled workforce, reality trails behind rhetoric," says Barbara Dyer, president and CEO of the Hitachi Foundation, which cosponsored the survey with BCCCC. "While 41% [of respondents] felt that companies should be held responsible for improving the education and skills in the communities where they operate, only 18% of businesses are offering job training to people in economically distressed communities," she notes.
In the BCCCC study, senior executives acknowledge that there's a growing distrust of large corporations in the U.S.
The BCCCC also needs people to come forward to act as chairman and secretary.
Anyone who can help the charity can contact BCCCC on 0121 544 2355.
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