We are proud that in 2017, 18,000 Missouri businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits benefitted from Google tools and that we helped provide $2.33 billion of economic activity for Missouri 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 Missouri. According to the National Skills Coalition, middle-skills jobs account for 54% of all jobs in Missouri, but only 47% 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 further this commitment by helping Missouri job seekers and small businesses access digital skills training.