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Around the world, 2020 has emerged as one of the most challenging years in many of our lifetimes. In six months, the world has endured multiple challenges, including a pandemic that has spurred a global economic crisis. As societies reopen, it’s apparent that the economy in July will not be what it was in January. Increasingly, one of the key steps needed to foster a safe and successful economic recovery is expanded access to the digital skills needed to fill new jobs. And one of the keys to a genuinely inclusive recovery are programs to provide easier access to digital skills for people hardest hit by job losses, including those with lower incomes, women, and underrepresented minorities.
Join us: Job Seekers, Nonprofits and Governments
This initiative will bring together every part of our company, combining existing and new resources from LinkedIn, GitHub, and Microsoft.
To access newly available tools and resources, job seekers can visit opportunity.linkedin.com to begin pursuing in-demand technology skills for free across LinkedIn, Microsoft Learn and GitHub.
Microsoft will provide financial grants and technical support to nonprofit organizations to enable our skilling initiative for 5 million unemployed workers who need it most. Learn more
In addition to using data to understand the most in-demand roles, Microsoft will share that data with governments so they can better understand the issues and we’ll use our voice on employment and training public policy issues around the world.
Skills & Jobs Analysis
Explore analysis of unemployment crisis and opportunity to create jobs in the digital economy.
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The voices behind Microsoft’s global skilling initiative
Job seekers across the world are turning training from Microsoft and its nonprofit partners into new, fulfilling careers. As the global economy continues to change, digital skills are more important than ever. As these learners show, everyone—no matter their background, age, gender, or ability—can build a better future.
Gallery & Resources
Brad Smith with an introduction.
Satya Nadella on our plan to help 25 million job-seekers.
Brad Smith on the skills and unemployment problem we need to solve.
Ryan Roslansky on our new steps to help job-seekers.
Trevor Noah and Linda Eddleman in conversation.
Brad Smith on using our voice on public policy issues.
Charlotte Yarkoni on a new learning app in Microsoft Teams.
- Fact Sheet: Microsoft to help 25 million people worldwide acquire new digital skills needed for the Covid-19 economy
- Join free, daily online workshops from our Microsoft Store team to update your LinkedIn profile and build your professional network.
- Charlotte Yarkoni: Skilling for the future: New investments in Microsoft Learn
- View a transcript of the event