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Microsoft, LinkedIn Launch Job Training Initiative To Help People Acquire Skills During Pandemic

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Microsoft has launched a new program to help people get back to work.

The tech giant is teaming up with LinkedIn to create a list of the 10 most in-demand jobs. Those jobs are:

1) Software developer;
2) Sales representative;
3) Project manager;
4) IT administrator;
5) Customer service specialist;
6) Digital marketer;
7) IT support/help desk;
8) Data analyst;
9) Financial analyst;
10) Graphic designer.

The skills you need for all the aforementioned positions can be learned online. You can even practice mock Zoom interviews.

"There's even a way you can practice – we have an artificial intelligence-based feedback system. It will critique you and give you suggestions on how you can improve," said Microsoft President Brad Smith.

For more information from Microsoft, click here.

CBS 2 is committing to Working For Chicago, connecting you every day with the information you or a loved one might need about the jobs market, and helping you remove roadblocks to getting back to work.

We'll keep uncovering information every day to help this community get back to work, until the job crisis passes. CBS 2 has several helpful items right here on our website, including a look at specific companies that are hiring, and information from the state about the best way to get through to file for unemployment benefits in the meantime.

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