Work in progress
Google has announced a $50 million initiative aimed at helping people prepare for ‘the changing nature of work’. The new project will finance non-profits focusing on future work issues by helping people pick up the skills they’ll need, connecting jobseekers with work that suits their talents, and supporting workers in low-wage employment.
The company says it will kick off proceedings in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia, and aim to expand to other markets going forward.
Over the past five years, Google says it has supported non-profits providing underserved people with the skills and connections to secure new opportunities and jobs.
“We’ve invested in organisations building economic opportunity within their communities – from Oakland Digital, which equips low-income students with skills in graphic design and web development, to Czechitas in the Czech Republic, which offers digital skills and data science trainings for women and connects them to employers,” Google says.