As a result of the global economic crisis that has emerged in 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic, job losses have exceeded the scale of the Great Recession a decade ago.Today, in the economic recovery, the world will need a broad plan. One of the key steps needed to foster a safe and successful economic recovery is the expanded access to digital skills needed to fill new jobs. With the continuous consumer and employee reliance on almost “remote everything”, it is expected that the digitization of the economy to increase significantly.
To help address this need, today Microsoft is launching a global skills initiative aimed at bringing more digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. This initiative will be grounded in three areas of activity:
(1) The use of data to identify in-demand jobs and the skills needed to fill them;
(2) Free access to learning paths and content to help people develop the skills these positions require;
(3) Low-cost certifications and free job-seeking tools to help people who develop these skills pursue new jobs.
“Lebanese freelancers” initiative aims to build an online community of talented Lebanese workers looking for remote-based jobs. And to collaborate with national and international companies to provide freelance jobs and opportunities to this community.
Continuous awareness workshops and tutorials will be provided to guide the freelancers during their remote work and introduce them to global initiatives that can help them develop new skills and acquire new competences such as “Microsoft Initiative”.