• Microsoft is offering free online courses for job seekers to develop new skills and land roles in growing industries like tech and finance

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    The US is grappling with record high unemployment rates as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
    Tech company Microsoft predicts that global unemployment could rise to a quarter of a billion people this year alone.
    In response to this rise in unemployment, some companies are offering resources to help workers develop new job skills and match them with companies hiring right now.
    On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new worldwide initiative to provide free trainings for candidates looking to land in-demand jobs, which are increasingly digital.
    The program, which includes access to...
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  • Meet the non-profit program helping young people from underserved communities land tech jobs at places like Bank of America

    Meet the non-profit program helping young people from underserved communities land tech jobs at places like Bank of America

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    NPower is a non-profit organization that trains military veterans and young adults in underserved communities for careers in technology.
    The program is based across eight different regions in the US and Canada and serves 1,400 students annual via a 16-week classroom program and a paid internship.
    David Reilly, who leads global banking and markets, enterprise risk and finance technology and core technology infrastructure at Bank of America, serves as board chair for NPower. Reilly did not attend college.
    Reilly said the program serves as a great way for organizations to fill entry-level...
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