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.
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 is committed to reskilling its workforce through professional development. The company is investing $1B a year to unlock opportunities for employees and clients.
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.
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.
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.
Furthering Our Work with HBCUs (Google)
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
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)