The Markle Foundation and Microsoft partner to accelerate a skills-based labor market for the digital economy

In June 2017, the Markle Foundation and Microsoft Corp. announced a three-year partnership to expand Markle’s Skillful initiative, a data-driven approach to connecting American workers and businesses in a rapidly evolving labor market. Microsoft Philanthropies is making a significant investment to expand Skillful, which was launched in Colorado in 2016. By moving the initiative into other states beyond Colorado, the partnership aims to create a skills-based labor market model that can be replicated across the U.S. to help millions of Americans overcome barriers to obtaining better-paying jobs.

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