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Microsoft Aims to Train 25 Million Workers Free in 2020 – The Wall Street Journal

Microsoft Corp. will provide free online classes and job-hunting resources to 25 million people by the end of the year as the global economy reels from the coronavirus pandemic.

The training, available to workers around the world, is designed to teach digital skills Microsoft says people need to enter 10 occupations, such as help-desk technician, digital marketer and data analyst. Microsoft, in concert with data from its LinkedIn business, chose the 10 jobs because demand for them is growing and they pay well relative to…