Pathways to 21st-century jobs
Our Career Pathways program is creating opportunities for everyone to succeed in the digital economy.
The world of work is changing
Microsoft believes in a future where every person has the skills, knowledge, and opportunity to thrive
Technology is reshaping work
More than 50% of today's jobs require some technology skills, and 77% will require them in less than a decade.
The skills gap is growing
Millions are under-employed or unemployed, yet nearly two-thirds of companies report having positions for which they cannot find qualified applicants.
A new approach is needed
To meet the challenge, we must create a skills-based labor market that connects people and employers in new ways.
Skills-based hiring and apprenticeships, like those from our partner Apprenti, help companies find and retain qualified people by increasing employer connections to skilled candidates and creating pathways for workers.
Advocate for change
At Microsoft, we’re working toward scalable solutions and partnerships that can be replicated successfully across the globe, including our partnerships with Lumina Foundation and the Credential EngineTM.
LinkedIn Economic Graph uses data based on over 610 million members, 50 thousand skills, 30 million companies, 20 million open jobs, and 84 thousand schools to identify workforce trends and provide insights in a monthly Workforce Report.