We are proud that in 2017, 43,000 Virginia businesses, website publishers, and nonprofits benefitted from Google tools and that we helped provide $3.96 billion of economic activity for Virginia 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 Virginia. According to the National Skills Coalition, middle-skills jobs account for 49% of all jobs in Virginia but only 39% 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 Virginia job seekers and small businesses learn digital skills.