30 Million People Worldwide Acquire Digital Skills During COVID-19
Microsoft News, March 30th, 2021
March 30, 2021,
Volume 276, Issue 5

Microsoft and LinkedIn launch next stage to help job seekers and employers move to a skills-based economy

Microsoft Corp. announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, topping its initial goal of 25 million last June, and is extending the company's commitment to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021.

From laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck drivers, millions of people turned to online learning courses from GitHub, LinkedIn and Microsoft during the pandemic to help prepare for and secure the most in-demand roles, including customer service, project management and data analysis. The announcement, detailed on the Official Microsoft Blog, builds on the company's efforts to help people by extending through 2021 free LinkedIn Learning and Microsoft Learn courses and low-cost certifications that align to 10 of the most in-demand jobs...

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