Microsoft Will Hire 50,000 Employees Directly From Linkedin; 2.5 Crore Users Will Get Free Courses!
American multinational technology company, Microsoft has announced its plans to hire as many as 50,000 people. This mass hiring will be conducted in collaboration with LinkedIn in order to offer employment to the employees who have lost their jobs during the cOVID-19 pandemic.
Which are the skills that Microsoft is looking for? Read on to find out all the details about Microsoft’s hiring plans!
Microsoft Will Offer Employment To 50000 People Through LinkedIn
The jobs that Microsoft is offering are in the “ecosystem” of the companies that use or sell the products of Microsoft. The company is reportedly looking for candidates trained in technology skills.
This initiative by Microsoft started last year when workers were greatly impacted by the closing down of businesses and firms due to the lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic. Their condition was much worse than the technology workers and other white-collar employees who were still employed and were allowed to work from the safety of their homes.
LinkedIn, which is an American business and employment-oriented online service, started offering many of its paid digital skills training courses free of charge. These also included software development, data analysis, and financial analysis.
Microsoft To Hire In The US First, Then Expand To Other Countries
LinkedIn has also stated that the courses will be offered for free till the end of the year. The aim of Microsoft and LinkedIn was to attract 25 million people to try these courses, and the good news is that 30.7 million people have already tried these courses.
As per Microsoft, digital training courses are the most effective when they are supported by non-profit organizations. Apparently, Microsoft will work with these groups to offer employment to 50,000 people in jobs that require technology skills. Additionally, this hiring will occur over the next three years.
This program will focus on the United States in the beginning but will expand to other countries starting next year.