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Verizon Develops a Plan to Prepare Workers for Jobs of the Future


Verizon recently announced its “responsible business plan,” Citizen Verizon, to deliver on its mission of addressing societal issues. The plan includes creating a greener world and impacts more than 350,000 students in low-income schools across the country through next-gen technology.

“With Citizen Verizon, our team is making a significant commitment to move the world forward through the power of action and technology,” said Hans Vestberg, chairman and CEO of Verizon. “There has never been a more critical moment to demonstrate the power of purpose. To continue being one of the world’s technology leaders, we must address the economic, environmental and societal issues that are most pressing.”

Citizen Verizon focuses on three areas:

  • Digital Inclusion: Verizon says it will provide 10 million students with the digital skills training needed to thrive in the modern economy and provide 1 million small businesses with resources to help them thrive in the digital economy by 2030.
  • Climate Protection: Verizon pledged its operations will become carbon neutral by 2035 by reducing emissions, investing in renewable energy and purchasing carbon offsets.
  • Human Prosperity: Verizon will prepare 500,000 people for the jobs of the future through skills training and job advancement tools.

On July 28, Verizon will bring together business leaders, activists and thought leaders for an hour-long virtual event called “Citizen Verizon Assembly: Charging Social Change Forward.” The event will focus on the importance of corporate responsibility to address the most pressing global economic, environmental and social issues. The event will be live-streamed on Yahoo Finance.