Google is committed to helping Alabamians thrive in the digital economy. In 2017, Google helped provide $703 million of economic activity for Alabama businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits. And this past April, we broke ground on a new data center in Jackson County.
Now, Grow with Google is excited to support AL small businesses and jobseekers by offering free, in-person digital skills workshops and coaching. We know that middle-skill jobs account for 59 percent of Alabama’s labor market, but only 47 percent of the state’s workers are trained to the middle-skill level (source). We want to do our part to help equip workers and businesses with the digital skills they need to compete in the economy of today and tomorrow. We’re also providing train-the-trainer resources to local leaders -- including library, nonprofit and education professionals -- who can bring these free resources and tools to their community.