Microsoft said it aims to place 50,000 people in jobs requiring technical skills as part of a wider campaign being undertaken through its LinkedIn career website to help workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic move into new areas.
According to the Indian site gadgetsnow, the jobs will be in what Microsoft calls its “ecosystem” for companies that use their products or help sell them. Efforts began last year as pandemic-related business shutdowns affected service workers more difficultly than tech workers and other collar employees. White people who can work from home.
LinkedIn has offered many paid digital skills training courses for free, covering topics such as software development, data analysis and financial analysis, and LinkedIn said it will extend the free courses until the end of this year, and Microsoft and LinkedIn aim to attract 25 million people to try the courses, and they said that the number reached 30.7 million, mostly from the United States but with many from nearly every corner of the world.
“I wasn’t expecting 91 participants from Antarctica,” said Microsoft president Brad Smith, in a blog post announcing the results, and Microsoft, which said it found that digital training courses work better when supported by local nonprofit groups that help people Learn new skills. She will work with these groups to place 50,000 people in jobs requiring technical skills over the next three years.
The program will initially focus on the United States but will then expand from next year, and this batch is one of the first times that Microsoft has worked closely with LinkedIn and the GitHub software encoder service, both of which Microsoft has allowed to operate on it relatively independently.