Behind Facebook’s Ambitious Plan to Train 1 Million U.S. Small Business Owners by 2020

The shortage of skilled labor could result in 85.2 million unfilled jobs by 2030

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Facebook Friday announced a goal of training 1 million small business owners in the U.S. on digital skills by 2020.

Director of business education Amy Brooks revealed in a Newsroom post that a study by Korn Ferry predicted that the shortage of skilled labor in the U.S. could result in 85.2 million unfilled jobs by 2030, and Facebook wants to do its part to help reverse the skills gap.

Here’s how Facebook will try to accomplish its goal:

The social network introduced its Facebook Community Boost digital training program last November, initially aiming to visit 30 cities in the U.S.

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