Microsoft and its LinkedIn unit will present free job coaching to assist unemployed staff put together for in-demand jobs as the worldwide pandemic pushes U.S. joblessness to ranges as dangerous as these in the course of the Nice Melancholy. From a report: This system makes use of LinkedIn knowledge to seek out the roles that employers most wish to fill, and presents free entry to content material that helps staff develop the required abilities. The corporate may even minimize the price of its certification exams and supply free job-seeking instruments. Microsoft goals to offer extra abilities to 25 million folks globally by the top of the 12 months via this system for such jobs as software program developer, customer-service specialist and graphic designer. Microsoft mentioned its calculations present international unemployment might attain 1 / 4 of a billion folks this 12 months. The U.S. unemployment price was 13.3% in Might, the very best stage since 1940, because the coronavirus shut down shops, eating places and bars, with greater charges of joblessness amongst Black and Latino staff. Whereas elements of the financial system are beginning to reopen within the U.S., corporations are additionally shutting down, submitting for chapter or asserting everlasting job cuts to regulate to a long-term slowdown.
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