Workers and volunteers at Workday's Pleasanton headquarters last month took part in the software company's global volunteer initiative Workforce Week, an effort aimed to prepare people of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels with resources they would need to pursue technology careers.
Held May 15-19, the third annual event worked to touch all types of job-seekers, including unskilled workers with no college education looking to obtain the skills they need for high-paying jobs in tech and refugees with professional skills that don't have the resources and networks needed to apply their skills, Workday officials said.
Workforce Week included Workday Foundation representatives partnering with workforce development organizations to provide hundreds of residents with resume-writing workshops, LinkedIn profile development refinement, mock interviews and other lessons, organizers said.
"The Workday Foundation's mission is to transform lives by creating career pathways that unleash human potential," said Carrie Varoquiers, vice president, global impact at Workday, and president of the Workday Foundation.
"We believe that in order to maintain and grow our diverse communities, each and every one of us has a role to play," she added. "That's why many of us here at Workday are so passionate about being able to contribute our skills and expertise -- and help open doors for people to industries that can seem so closed -- through programs such as Workforce Week."