Gandalf_The_Grey

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The COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing needed to contain it is likely to cause a major unemployment crisis over the next few months, and Microsoft is not content to sit on the sidelines and simply watch the penny drop.

Microsoft contends that retraining workers to make them more fit for the new economy will save millions of jobs, and have set themselves a target of bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year.

The global effort will involve resources from LinkedIn, GitHub, and Microsoft.

Microsoft plans to use data on jobs and skills from the LinkedIn Economic Graph and free access to content in LinkedIn Learning, Microsoft Learn, and the GitHub Learning Lab, and couples these with low-cost Microsoft Certifications and LinkedIn job-seeking tools.

In 3 simple steps, the plan is as follows:

  1. The use of data to identify in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them;
  2. Free access to learning paths and content to help people develop the skills these positions require;
  3. Low-cost certifications and free job-seeking tools to help people who develop these skills pursue new jobs.
Read more about Microsoft’s effort and their further activism in their detailed blog post:
 

Tutman

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Read more about Microsoft’s effort and their further activism in their detailed blog post:
But on the other hand I guess they laid off a bunch of employees also? :cautious:
Microsoft to permanently close all of its retail stores

 
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