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Microsoft Joins HSBC for Workforce Development Support

HSBC Bank USA announces its partnership with Microsoft to back the hunger-relief organization Feeding America in its workforce development initiative. HSBC’s $350,000 grant will help expand the organization’s workforce development initiative in underprivileged communities. Meanwhile, Microsoft will give its online learning content in line with the jobs and skills to scale and enhance the initiative. Also, it promises to provide grant support.

The food banks of Feeding America will help neighbors find jobs in their respective localities. They will determine the job search support and workforce training necessary for higher-wage opportunities through the program. The initiative aims to help low-income earners gain more access to important resources in acquiring new connections and skills for higher-income employment.

Food bank-workforce entities collaboration

Food banks plan to collaborate with national and local workforce entities focusing on the employment options for people in low-income communities. The workforce development program aims to promote financial and food security through job opportunities with reasonable and competitive wages.

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The program chose grant awards rigorously. The funding of HSBC flows through the global initiative Future Skills High Impact Project Fund in line with their focus on sustainable investments and finance. Its purpose is to help its partners advance in their social goals in terms of equity and diversity.

Among the food banks piloting in the initiative include Houston Food Bank, Philabundance, San Antonio Food Bank, Maryland Food Bank, Arkansas Foodbank, Food Bank of Delaware, North Texas Food Bank, and Mid-Ohio Foodbank. The program plans to implement strategies closing the gap among individuals through the involvement of Microsoft and HSBC. These include LinkedIn Learning courses and child-care support.

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Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot expresses gratitude to the investment of Microsoft and HSBC in initiatives for the improvement of the lives of people in poverty, such as Food America’s workforce development program. She adds that their financial support improves the monetary stability of communities in need.

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Stella Maris Bangis
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