Incarceration can often lead to unemployment and a lack of opportunity after release. However, a...
GOOGLE EXPANDS PROGRAM TO HELP TRAIN FORMERLY INCARCERATED
Google’s Grow with Google Career Readiness for Reentry pilot program launched last April in partnership with nonprofits. The program prepares formerly incarcerated individuals for employment and digital skills. Today, Google announced an expansion of the program, with an $8 million investment in organizations helping “justice-impacted” individuals enter the workforce. This includes the formerly incarcerated and those working to reenter society after being justice-involved. With this expansion, Google is piloting new programs to help justice-impacted individuals develop the skills they need to get jobs and succeed in today’s economy.
This expansion is a part of Google’s commitment to breaking down barriers and expanding opportunities for everyone. The goal is to provide access to high-quality training and resources to help these individuals build successful careers. In addition to the financial investment, Google is also committing its people resources to this effort, with employees volunteering their time to teach classes and provide mentorship. By investing in programs like this, Google is helping to create a level playing field for all job seekers.
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