Google’s initiative aims to empower jobseekers and help small businesses thrive in the digital economy

DAVENPORT, IOWA (April 15, 2019) — Media is invited to Google’s free "Grow with Google" workshop in Davenport on April 17, 9:30AM-4:30PM, at the Davenport Public Library. The tech-company’s economic opportunity-initiative aims to help job-seekers and small-businesses learn the digital-skills they need to succeed through onsite instructional-training led by visiting Google teams, presenters, and coaches.

Representative Dave Loebsack will kick off the event at 11:30AM with remarks highlighting the importance of computer-training and digital-skills.

Grow with Google is on a national tour in partnership with America’s libraries. The tour will host digital-skills workshops in libraries in all 50 states and will aim to support libraries’ digital-skills offerings on an ongoing basis. Three-quarters of public libraries assist patrons with job-applications and interviewing-skills, and 90% offer basic digital-skills training.

For more information about the workshop, visit Local businesses and participants will be available to discuss the benefits of this program with the media.

WHAT: Google’s free "Grow with Google" workshops.

WHO: Rep Dave Loebsack, Google experts, job-seekers, and local businesses.

WHERE: Davenport Public Library, 321 North Main St, Davenport, Iowa 52801

WHEN: Wednesday, April 17

* Remarks from Rep Loebsack and other event hosts at 11:30AM.


VISUALS:         Local small business owners and job seekers working on laptops, attendees participating in event activities, workshops and receiving one-on-one help from Googlers.

About Grow With Google

‘Grow with Google’ is a new initiative to help create economic opportunities for Americans. The program draws on Google’s 20-year history of building products, platforms, and services that help people and businesses grow. Through this initiative, Google aims to help everyone across America — those who make up the workforce of today and those who will drive the workforce of tomorrow — access the best of Google’s training and tools to grow their skills, careers, and businesses

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