Employment and Jobs

Salesforce Pledges to Upskill 500,000 Workers

May 16, 2019  • UpSkill America

UpSkill America is an employer-led movement to expand opportunity for America’s workers and allow our economy and communities to thrive. As part of our mission to advance the upskilling movement, we are pleased to share the following announcement from one of our partners.

Salesforce Pledges to Train 500,000 Americans for the Jobs of Today and Tomorrow

Salesforce announced it is signing the White House Pledge to America’s Workers and pledging to give 500,000 Americans the skills they need to earn Salesforce credentials and get top jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem over the next five years. Through Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform, anyone can acquire the in-demand tech skills needed for the jobs of today and tomorrow, including Salesforce administrator, Salesforce developer, Salesforce marketing manager and more. The pledge will be signed as part of the company’s inaugural Trailblazer Day, a celebration of the people who are changing their lives and careers with Salesforce.

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We are pleased with Salesforce’s announcement and commend them for helping to advance the upskilling movement. Click here to read the press release.



Preparing your business for the future means investing in your workers today. @Salesforce is pledging to #upskill 500,000 employees over the next five years.

“Salesforce is committed to empowering people from every background with the skills they need to build careers and thrive in the digital economy.” -Marc @Benioff, CEO @Salesforce

“We must aim for inclusive growth by creating pathways for all Americans to get the tools and skills they need for rewarding careers. As jobs evolve it is incumbent on companies to invest in their current and future workers.” @IvankaTrump


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