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Eightfold.ai and Udemy Team Up to Help Individuals Gain New Skills and Get Back to Work

More than 700 Udemy courses are now offered for free in Talent Exchange, the job matching marketplace powered by Eightfold.ai, with AI guiding each person to courses that best prepare them for their next job

Eightfold.ai, the inventor of the Talent Intelligence Platform, the first AI solution for enterprise talent needs, announced that the company is working with Udemy, the largest global marketplace for learning and teaching online, to bring more than 700 Udemy courses to Talent Exchange powered by Eightfold.ai. Through this collaboration, individuals everywhere will have access to relevant job opportunities and online courses on the right skills to prepare them for what’s next in their careers.

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Launched in April, Talent Exchange uses Eightfold’s matching algorithms to connect individuals, whose jobs have been impacted by COVID-19 with companies looking to hire for hundreds of thousands of open roles. Offering courses from Udemy will address the upskilling needs many workers face in order to qualify for the jobs they want most. More than 700 courses are available for free to people who sign up for Talent Exchange.

“Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic the workforce was already facing a massive need for reskilling, and with tens of millions unemployed in the United States in just the last two months, we are facing the largest job upheaval in modern history,” said Ashutosh Garg, Co-Founder and CEO of Eightfold.ai. “The massive impact on jobs and the economy means we have people who need new jobs, and in many cases new skills, to get the jobs they want most. We are excited to join with Udemy to bring their courses to folks so that they can upskill themselves quickly.”

Using deep learning AI, Eightfold.ai’s platform matches workers with open roles based on their experience, skills, location, and desired jobs. By working with Udemy, the AI will also be able to guide individuals, signed up for Talent Exchange, to Udemy courses that best support their job goals. The addition of free training options to Talent Exchange creates the most powerful career transition available to individuals impacted by job loss during the pandemic.

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“At Udemy, we believe that everyone should have access to the latest skills that will help them secure and thrive in the job they want,” said Darren Shimkus, President of Udemy for Business. “Many are going through an incredibly difficult time because so many jobs have been impacted in the past few months. We are hoping that through working closely with Eightfold.ai, we can contribute in a meaningful way and help many improve their lives through learning.”

Among the more than 700 available Udemy courses are such offerings as:

Career Skills

  • Working Remotely: Efficiently and Effectively
  • 7 Creative Leadership Skills that Drive Change
  • Ultimate Goal Setting and Achieving
  • A Mini Course on Time Management

Software

  • Programming 101
  • Tableau: How to Analyze and Deep Dive any type of Data
  • HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals
  • JavaScript Console Object Ultimate Guide

Communications

  • Make Your Writing Stand Out in Eight Easy Steps
  • Presentation Skills Secrets: Delivering the Talk of Your Life
  • Public Speaking Essentials: How to Craft Your Personal Story

Talent Exchange powered by Eightfold.ai is supported by McKinsey & Company with partners and participating companies representing industries and trades most directly impacted by COVID-19.

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