Microsoft is going to hire an additional 50 thousand people in technology-related fields over the next three years. They are going to hire through the social media platform LinkedIn.
Microsoft is offering jobs with the help of professional networking site LinkedIn. It provides job opportunities to such people whose work is affected by the global pandemic Corona Virus.
People will find jobs in various Microsoft product selling companies. Companies will prioritize technology skills and help the workers move to new areas. Initially, the program will focus on the United States and will expand to other parts of the world from next year.
Skill Development Program in LinkedIn
Microsoft launched this program last year after businesses have badly affected by the Corona epidemic. Because of which service workers who had to go to work were more affected than those who were able to work from home.
During the Corona epidemic, LinkedIn was offering a variety of free digital skill development courses. Such courses include software development, data analysis, financial analysis, and more. According to LinkedIn, such a free skill development program will continue until the end of 2021.
Microsoft and LinkedIn expected to benefit 25 million people by participating in such events. But so far 37 million people have participated. Although most of them came from the United States, notable people from many other countries of the world also participated in LinkedIn’s skill development program.
According to Brad Smith, chairman of Microsoft, there were 91 participants from Antarctica.
According to Microsoft, the digital training courses have been very fruitful due to the non-profit organizations that help people to learn skills and with the help of those organizations, 50 thousand people will get new jobs.
This is the first time that Microsoft has partnered with its parent-professional networking platform LinkedIn and software coding tool service GitHub. This provides free skill development training to millions and employment to thousands. Although these two platforms are subsidiaries of Microsoft, both are operating autonomously.