July 14, 2020
Manual jobs are more at risk due to the worldwide digital transformation. Source: Global skills initiative coverage by Microsoft
Microsoft intends to provide free online job training through its company, LinkedIn, to 25 million people by the end of this year. The goal: to help those who have been hit by unemployment, furloughs and reduced paychecks to acquire new digital skills as part of accelerating the economic recovery. According to analysis by the company and by the Congressional Budget Office, worldwide unemployment in 2020 could reach 250 million people — with 21 million of them in the United States alone.