Digital skills to be provided by Google

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Digital skills to be provided by Google
Digital skills to be provided by Google

With support from Google.org, Goodwill has helped more than a million people gain digital awareness and new digital skills, and placed more than 300,000 overlooked job seekers in digital economy jobs

To provide training on digital skills and support job placement for people seeking jobs, Google on Monday announced $14 million reinvestment.

Google’s expanded support includes $7 million in Google.org grants and $7 million in donated Search ads, which will help its “Goodwill Digital Career Accelerator” reach more than 200,000 people across the US and Canada with digital skills and career training so they gain economic mobility.

“The funds support infrastructure development and expansion like tracking systems for hiring and training that will improve the reach and effectiveness of Goodwill’s services at the local level,” said Kent Walker, President of Global Affairs, Google and Alphabet.

The reported number of unemployed people today in the US is 5.9 million.

By some estimates, 80 per cent of ‘middle-skill’ US jobs now require digital skills.

To keep up with the requirements of in-demand careers, the World Economic Forum estimates that up to 50 per cent of workers will need to add new skills.

“With support from Google.org, Goodwill has helped more than a million people gain digital awareness and new digital skills, and placed more than 300,000 overlooked job seekers in digital economy jobs,” Walker informed.

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