Join Microsoft for May 21 town hall event ‘A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change’

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft On May 21, Microsoft, National Journal and The Atlantic will host the final town hall in our series, “A New America: How Millennials Are Sparking Change,” at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. We are excited to conclude our conversation on the opportunities…


California lawmakers consider legislation allowing computer science to count toward high school graduation requirements

Posted by Robyn HinesSenior Director for State Government Affairs, Microsoft Continuing the momentum on computer science education, on Wednesday the California State Assembly Committee on Education held a hearing to consider legislation that would allow computer science to count toward high school graduation requirements. The legislation, AB 1764, sponsored by California State Assembly members Kristin…

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Idaho the latest state to make computer science courses count toward high school graduation requirements

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft Continuing the momentum we’ve seen across the country on computer science education, Idaho recently joined a growing number of states that allow computer science courses to count toward high school graduation requirements. We applaud Idaho for taking this important step, which will help prepare students for…

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Studies spotlight adverse impact of immigration reform inaction

Posted by Fred HumphriesVice President, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft In two weeks, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services will start to accept this year’s applications for H-1B visas. As in previous years, demand is expected to outpace the spaces available and many will not be able to get a visa to work in this country….

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Microsoft focuses on employing and training our nation’s veterans

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues How can the private sector best help our nation’s veterans successfully transition from the military to civilian employment? On Tuesday, leading experts and veterans gathered at the Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center in Washington, D.C. to focus on answering these questions and to explore best practices. The…

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Hiring America’s Heroes: Microsoft testifies on helping veterans transition to civilian careers

Posted by Bill KamelaPolicy Counsel, U.S. Government Affairs, Microsoft On Tuesday, Microsoft will present testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives committee highlighting best practices in hiring and retaining veterans in private sector jobs. Sean Kelley, senior staffing director, Cloud and Enterprise Group & Military Recruiting at Microsoft, will join representatives from Walmart, JP Morgan…

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Making important progress on computer science education

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft This week, we have seen tremendous enthusiasm and excitement from more than 13 million students who are learning a new language. The language? Computer Science. Across the country and around the world, students have been celebrating Computer Science Education Week by…

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Microsoft, The Atlantic & National Journal Present “A New America: How Millennials are Sparking Change” town hall

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues On Dec. 6, Microsoft, in partnership with The Atlantic and National Journal, hosted the first in a series of traveling town halls to explore the opportunities, inclinations and impact of the millennial generation as it faces an increasingly connected world and competitive workplace. “A New America: How…

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Microsoft and Washington state partner to bridge tech skills gap

Posted by Carrie FranceySenior Director of Sales, Marketing & Programs, Microsoft Learning Experience On Tuesday, Microsoft announced a partnership with the Washington State Library to bring Microsoft’s IT Academy online training to more than 385 libraries statewide. The industry-leading technology training will be available to Washingtonians to help prepare them for success in a global…

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Widening our ‘Gateway to the Pacific’

Posted by Brad SmithGeneral Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft With 40 percent of all jobs in Washington state tied to trade, the Seattle region has long been described as “A Gateway to the Pacific.” That idea was at the forefront of conversation as business, civic and government leaders gathered last…

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