Google: This past Thursday (9), the Google announced an investment of US$ 1.2 billion (about BRL 5.89 billion at current prices) over the next five years in Latin America. Even the tech giant also will offer 1 million scholarships for Google Career Certificates and courses in high-demand professions.
The announcement was made by the CEO of Alphabet, Sundar Pichai, during the last edition of the Summit of the Americas, held in Los Angeles. The company intends to invest in four key areas for growth in these regions: digital infrastructure, digital skills, entrepreneurship and inclusive and sustainable communities.
“It is exciting to see the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation happening across Latin America. Proud to support him with a $1.2 billion commitment to help accelerate digital transformation and economic growth across the region,” Pichai said in a Twitter message.
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Google will also offer US$300 million (approximately R$1.4 billion at current rates) to NGOs focused on sustainability and creating opportunities for youth, women and other groups that are under-represented. Of this amount, US$50 million will be donated in cash and the rest will be used to promote non-profit organizations.
The giant will also increase the engineering team in Brazil, mainly in the areas of product creation and development, privacy and security. All 1 million scholarships will be offered through the Grow with Google program.