Thursday, 14 December, 2017

Greenville among first cities to launch Facebook program

ABQ one of 30 cities to receive 'community boost' from Facebook ABQ one of 30 cities to receive 'community boost' from Facebook
Preston Stone | 11 November, 2017, 09:42

On Thursday Facebook announced Facebook Community Boost, a new program to help US small businesses grow and to equip more people with the digital skills they need to compete in the new economy, a press release said.

Amidst a tech skills shortage, Facebook is venturing to 30 U.S. cities to provide digital and social media training to unemployed people and SMBs throughout 2018, the company announced Thursday in a blog post. It's evolved from previous Facebook schemes to help businesses make the most of the Internet. According to Facebook, Community Boost representatives will visit 30 different cities in 2018, including Houston, St. Louis, Albuquerque, Des Moines and Greenville, South Carolina. Four types of trainings were outlined in the blog post: Those for people looking for work, for entrepreneurs, for SMB owners, and for people new to the internet. It has helped 60,000 firms in the United States of America and hundreds of thousands more globally.

In addition to teaching business owners and entrepreneurs the ins and outs of social media, Facebook Community Boost is also targeting job seekers. The company said the locations were picked based on feedback from businesses who want to improve the digital training opportunities in their community. "That's because small businesses create jobs, provide services, and bring people together".

Businesses run by African Americans, Latinos, veterans and those with a disability are twice as likely to say that their business was built on Facebook, and one and a half times more likely to say they've hired more people since joining the platform. Facebook presented evidence that shows how digital technology can help businesses to grow.

THE LATEST in a long line of technology companies looking to reduce the damage their platforms have wrought on today's job market, Facebook announced that they would be rolling out "Community Boost", an in-person program that will retrain unemployed individuals with digital skills.

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Greenville has been selected as one of the first five cities to participate in the program in 2018.

Research conducted by Morning Consult, in partnership with the U.S.

"We are excited that Greenville will be one of the first cities to host Facebook's Community Boost event".

We'll be visiting 30 United States cities in 2018, and we'd love to hear how Facebook Community Boost can help people in your city or town.

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