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 the President following his 2015 State of the Union Address, is led by a coalition of nine business, education, workforce training, and human resource organizations.
Jaime also serves 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 served 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 him and his wife; and on Capitol Hill. Jaime also served as district director for Senator Pat Roberts who was in the U.S. House of Representatives at the time. Jaime is a member of the Pearson Employability Advisory Board and a member of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Jaime was born and raised in rural Kansas and now resides outside of Sacramento, CA. He worked his way through college as a broadcaster before earning his degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.