Microsoft YouthSpark Paving the Way Ahead

American companies face a unique challenge today. While unemployment is still at a high, many open jobs are unfilled because employers cannot find workers with the skills they need. Many of these unfilled jobs are in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields (STEM). To address the skill-gap that exists today, Microsoft is exploring the…

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Microsoft Ranked #1 in Best Corporate Social Responsibility Programs, Continues Dedication to Citizens and Communities

Who doesn’t like to get an award? Microsoft was recently named number one in Corporate Social Responsibility by the Reputation Institute for our philanthropy efforts. While this award is a wonderful validation, there is something much more important than recognition:  the people and communities who benefit from the employees who take their time to give…

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Move Over Black Friday and Cyber Monday! Microsoft Celebrates "Giving Tuesday"

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are all about buying. “Giving Tuesday” is all about giving. Based on the idea that there is one day for giving thanks and two for getting deals, New York’s 92nd Street Y partnered with the United Nations Foundation to create Giving Tuesday, which takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.  Microsoft…

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Igniting “sparks” of opportunity for youth.

From day one, a child’s potential is a gift waiting to be realized. Consider the magic of fire and how it is only a promise until someone lights a wick, igniting a dazzling chemical response. At Microsoft, we view our children’s potential with a similar perspective and are doing something to light that fire. Today, we…

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