tech at work

Read How Tech is Investing in the Workforce of Tomorrow

Empowering the workforce of tomorrow will fuel the American recovery. To do that, we must address the changing trends in the workforce. TechNet member companies are meeting the moment through different investments, initiatives, and programs that are addressing the skills gap, improving employee well-being, and ensuring a diverse and inclusive talent pool. In this week’s Tech At Work, read more on how tech is building the workforce of tomorrow.

Google: Let’s Empower Women and Girls to Reach Their Full Economic Potential (Google)

The Impact Challenge for Women and Girls commits $25M to fund organizations creating pathways to prosperity for women and girls, including mentorship and support from Google.

Accenture Spends $1 Billion on Reskilling Employees: CEO (Accenture)

Accenture is committed to reskilling its workforce through professional development. The company is investing $1B a year to unlock opportunities for employees and clients.

Apprenticeships: Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow (Salesforce)

Salesforce is providing hands-on experience to help develop and train the workforce of tomorrow. Their Futureforce program benefits urban youth, refugees, and adults with disabilities.

Developing Future Talent with Girl Scouts Automotive Badge Series  (GM)

GM is committed to encouraging more students to learn computer science skills. They’ve teamed up with Girl Scouts of America to create a badge series to increase STEM education among girls and foster the next generation of leaders.

Paving the Way for a More Equitable Financial Future for All (Credit Karma)

Credit Karma implemented a new compensation structure to eliminate pay disparity in the workplace. They conduct a quarterly pay equity analysis to ensure employee compensation is fair and equitable.

The Future of Racial Equity Depends on Business Taking Bold Action Now (Deloitte)

Deloitte's Equity Activation Model illustrates high-impact areas where business leaders can exert their influence across talent, products and services, suppliers, and into the community and broader society to effect measurable change.

Access to Capital, Reduced Friction for Entrepreneurs, and Pro-Jobs Tax Policy Key to a Robust American Economy (Nasdaq)

Furthering Our Work with HBCUs (Google)

Zoom Rooms Updates for the Hybrid Workforce and Office Re-Entry (Zoom)

What's New in Tech

Lyft Focuses on Seniors with a New Option to Book Rides by Phone Call

Lyft launched a special service in dozens of Florida cities to allow people with a cell phone to call a number to book a car. It’s geared towards seniors and those without access to Lyft’s app. Once a ride is booked, the company will communicate updates via text message.

Read more here.

What We're Saying

TechNet Urges Congress to Pass a National Privacy Law, Commends Rep. DelBene for Introduction of Privacy Bill

Tech Groups Urge Biden to Spur U.S. Chip Production, Refrain from Prioritizing Industries

Google Executive Kent Walker Joins TechNet Executive Council

TechNet Welcomes Salesforce as a New Member

TechNet Applauds Confirmation of Gina Raimondo as Secretary of Commerce

TechNet Announces Lia Nitake as Deputy Executive Director for California and the Southwest

TechNet Welcomes Four New Members

TechNet Applauds the Passage of the Equality Act in the U.S. House

Before You Start Your Weekend

Looking for ways to encourage your kids’ love and science and tech? Here’s one they’ll love. Techxpert Warner Skoch is a software engineer and dad who loves building fun and unique STEM toys with his kids in their free time. Watch as he and his son Garrett build an LED board that animates and sends messages using Google Nest Mini, a Wemo Smart Plug, and Google Pixel 5. (Verizon/Google)

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