New York — Microsoft and its LinkedIn unit will provide free job training to help unemployed workers prepare for in-demand jobs as the global pandemic increases global unemployment.

Microsoft aims to provide additional skills to 25-million people globally by the end of the year through the initiative for such jobs as software developer, customer-service specialist and graphic designer. It uses LinkedIn data to find the jobs that employers most want to fill, and offers free access to content that helps workers develop the required skills. The company will also cut the cost of its certification exams and offer free job-seeking tools...

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