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Over 30 million people from 249 countries and territories have been helped by Microsoft to acquire relevant digital skills owing to the evolving technological job market. Microsoft has surpassed its initial goal of helping 25 million last year in June. Microsoft is also extending the company’s commitment to help 250,000 companies make a skills-based hire in 2021.

Since the outbreak of Covid-19 many companies, state public departments to private owned factories saw many employers lose their jobs due to financial restraints brought about by the pandemic. From this laid-off factory workers to retail associates and truck drivers, millions of people worldwide have since turned to online learning courses from GitHub, LinkedIn, and Microsoft during the pandemic to help prepare for and secure the most in-demand roles, including customer service, project management and data analysis.

The announcement, detailed on the Official Microsoft Blog, builds on the company’s efforts to help people …