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Google commits $1bn to prepare modern workforce

Friday - October 13, 2017 9:48 am , Category : BUSINESS
 Google commits $1bn to prepare modern workforce
Google commits $1bn to prepare modern workforce

San Francisco Oct 13 (IANS) India-born Google CEO Sundar Pichai has pledged $1 billion in new initiatives to prepare people for the next generation technology jobs.



At an event in Pittsburgh Pichai said Google will spend the money over the next five years to fund grants to nonprofits globally CNET reported late on Thursday.

Google will fund organisations working in areas like closing the world s education gap helping people prepare for the changing nature of work and ensuring that no one is excluded from opportunity.

"We re always asking how we can make sure the opportunities created by new technology are available for everyone in any city in any state " Pichai was quoted as saying.

Pichai also announced a second programme under which Google employees will be able to donate one million volunteer hours to nonprofits.

Another initiative called "Grow with Google" aims to help US workers by giving them access to Google products and in-person training sessions.

Google also announced a partnership with non-profit organisation Goodwill including a $10 million grant.

"Sometimes it s just showing up to help set up an event. Sometimes we take a close look at technical issues non-profits might be having and help them innovate more quickly " Pichai said.

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