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Google Hopes $1 Billion Will Help Americans Adapt to the Future of Work

October 13, 2017

The tech giant may have a guilty conscience. It says it will pony up $1 billion (and a million hours of employee time) to retrain people around America with digital skills that “they need to get a job or grow their business.” Money for training will be handed to nonprofits, and a national tour of courses in things like coding and social media will roam the U.S., starting in Pittsburgh. The hope: that the initiative will help save some of the careers that technology (including Google's) is already destroying.

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