We are proud that in 2017, 23,000 Maryland businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits benefitted from Google tools and that we helped provide $3.56 billion of economic activity for Maryland organizations (source). And we know that for many small businesses, learning how to harness the Internet can help them grow their business.
We also recognize the importance of digital skills when searching for a job in Maryland. According to the National Skills Coalition, middle-skills jobs account for 48% of all jobs in Maryland but only 38% of state workers are trained to the middle-skill level.
We’re excited to partner with terrific libraries and community organizations throughout the state to help Maryland job seekers and small businesses learn digital skills.