Microsoft join 'Invest in America Alliance' to create opportunity for college grads

Microsoft has joined the “Invest in America Alliance” – 17 major corporations, brought together by Intel, committed to jump start U.S. economy through job creation for this year’s college graduates. This initiative will result in 10,500 new college graduate hires in 2010 for a range of positions. “Participating in Invest in America Alliance is just […]

Microsoft has joined the “Invest in America Alliance” – 17 major corporations, brought together by Intel, committed to jump start U.S. economy through job creation for this year’s college graduates. This initiative will result in 10,500 new college graduate hires in 2010 for a range of positions. “Participating in Invest in America Alliance is just one way Microsoft is working to enhance U.S. job growth. Partnering with governors across the country, we launched Elevate America a year ago as part of our overall effort to help provide technology training to two million people over three years. In concert with federal officials, we’ve supported efforts to increase investments in education and workforce training. And with local leaders and educators, we’re seeking to grow pipeline of students, especially in computer science and education. As part of these efforts, our company has developed programs such as Partners in Learning, which provides curricula and class materials, and DreamSpark, which offers students free software,” noted Fred Humphries.