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Why Microsoft and The Markle Foundation Are Working Together to Connect Workers with New Opportunities in the Digital Economy

By Zoë Baird and Brad Smith Today we announced a three year partnership between The Markle Foundation and Microsoft Philanthropies. Microsoft is investing more than…

Anyone with a Smartphone Should be Able to Have a Smart Career

Linkedin Influencer Zoë Baird Americans are facing a workers’ paradox. Job openings are at near-record high levels1. There are 5.7 million jobs across the country…

Providing Opportunity in the Digital Economy

Linkedin Influencer Zoë Baird For decades we’ve been telling people to get a college degree, and they’ll be able to compete for the growth jobs…

A Call to Value People’s Skills, Not Just Degrees

By Zoë Baird So many Americans have great skills, but for too long we’ve valued the college degree as the primary path to success even…

Skillful Launches in Colorado, Creates Pathway to Good Jobs

By John Hickenlooper We’ve worked hard to make Colorado the best place in the country to start, grow or work for a business. Making it…

My Questions for the Presidential Primary Debate

By Zoë Baird On Thursday, the top 10 highest-polling candidates in the Republican presidential field will take the stage in Cleveland, Ohio for the first…

Data Science, Better Outcomes: Why I Joined Civis Analytics

I met Dan Wagner, who was the Chief Analytics Officer for the Obama campaign, in 2014 as part of a Markle Foundation project called Rework…

A Skills Based Digital Labor Market for Middle-Skill Jobseekers

By Zoë Baird America is in the midst of the biggest economic transformation in the past 100 years. Technology and globalization are fundamentally altering nearly…

A Skills Based Digital Labor Market for Middle-Skill Jobseekers (Video)

The challenge before us is how to make sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed in a rapidly changing 21st century economy.