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Microsoft Corp. on Tuesday announced it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories gain access to digital skills, topping its initial goal of 25 million last June, and is extending the company’s commitment to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021. From laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck …

Currently, women only represent 27.5% of software developers globally (source at bottom of article). The software developer community has a long way to go to reach gender equality and one of the ways to do this is to help highlight female developers. So, we asked some female software developers to share their advice for others …

The hottest jobs for 2021 can all be done remotely, according to LinkedIn’s analysis of work trends in 15 countries. It predicts 150 million new technology jobs in the next five years. 84% of employers plan to expand remote working, according to a World Economic Forum report. The digital revolution means a career change for …

Data shows how wages have changed around the world. In many countries, wages have actually increased. Many developed countries have been able to offer wage subsidies. You can study the interactive version of this chart here.   Visualizing how COVID-19 impacted global wages In the years leading up to the pandemic, annual global wage growth was …

Agriculture’s impact on the planet is massive and relentless. Roughly 40 per cent of the Earth’s suitable land surface is used for cropland and grazing. The number of domestic animals far outweighs remaining wild populations. Every day, more primary forest falls against a tide of crops and pasture and each year an area as large …

Black History Month is a time to learn about, reflect on, and celebrate the impact and accomplishments of the Black community. In honor of Black History Month, we have curated a handful of outstanding contributions from the Black Swift community to acknowledge and celebrate their impact on the Swift ecosystem.   Creating educational resources There …

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, announced it will host seven projects from Call for Code for Racial Justice, an initiative driven by IBM and Creator David Clark Cause to urge the global developer ecosystem and open source community to contribute to solutions that can help confront racial inequalities. …

92 million people are benefitting from programmes designed to improve the income of the world’s poorest households, a World Bank study has found. 700 million people are living in extreme poverty, which means surviving on less than $1.90 a day. It’s expected the pandemic will push an additional 100 million more people into extreme poverty. …

COVID-19 has highlighted society’s reliance on digital connectivity, whilst exposing the access inequalities of developing countries. The tech industry is uniquely positioned to broaden digital access through 5G cloud-based storage solutions which could significantly lower the cost of devices. The Edison Alliance, a joint initiative between Verizon and the World Economic Forum, aims to prioritize …

As part of Apple’s ongoing commitment to empower the Black community and dismantle barriers to opportunity, today the company is welcoming leaders and their teams from 13 app companies as the inaugural cohort of Entrepreneur Camp for Black Founders and Developers. In 2019, Apple held its first-ever Entrepreneur Camp, an immersive tech lab for app-driven …