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Read How Tech is Strengthening American Competitiveness
For more than a century, the U.S. has been the global leader in innovation and ingenuity. Technology companies have helped cement America’s global leadership position through investments in research and development, enhancing domestic manufacturing, strengthening the U.S. workforce, and increasing innovation in communities across the country. In this week’s Tech At Work, learn how tech continues to strengthen American competitiveness.
Apple announced $450 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund will go to two companies to increase innovation and manufacturing of cutting-edge technologies in the U.S. The award is part of Apple’s plan to invest $430 billion and add 20,000 new jobs in the U.S. over the next five years.
Startups are disproportionately responsible for the innovations that drive economic growth and job creation in the U.S. Revolution is helping startups fill open vacancies through their Rise of the Rest virtual career fair. The event will be held next month, helping connect startups and job-seekers in more than 50 cities across the country.
To ensure America remains competitive globally, emerging technologies like autonomous vehicles must launch in this country. Waymo and Cruise are hoping to take the next step toward making that happen. Both companies are seeking permits to expand the use of AVs in San Francisco.
As a part of GM’s commitment to upskilling its workforce and ensuring it continues to produce innovative technologies, the company is relaunching its Technical Learning University. The new training center will focus on ensuring GM's workforce has the tools needed to succeed and shape the future of the innovation economy.
Honeywell Beyond is a technology event focused on providing attendees with the tools needed to ensure the U.S. remains the global innovation and economic leader. The event covers a range of topics including digital transformation, safety and security, and supply chain management.
What's New in Tech
Uber and Lyft are Partnering With the Federal Government to Offer Free Rides to COVID-19 Vaccination Sites
Technology continues to power COVID-19 vaccine distribution. On Tuesday, the White House announced a joint partnership with Uber and Lyft to make it easier for Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine. Both companies will provide free rides to and from more than 80,000 federally-designated vaccination sites across the country. Beginning this month and running until July 4, riders will be able to use each company's app to select a vaccination site near them and schedule a ride to and from their vaccination site.
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What We're Saying
Before You Start Your Weekend
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Google is highlighting how nonprofits like Code of Support, Home Base, and Sound Off are helping military veterans and their families receive care for mental health issues, access community support, and connect to resources that can help with their care.