By Doug Frisbie, Facebook Global Marketing Director, Small Business
Facebook are traveling around the country providing digital skills training to communities through our Facebook Community Boost program.
We’re inspired by what small businesses have been able to do using Facebook, but we want to do more – particularly for those who are transitioning to work requiring more digital skills. That’s why we recently pledged to train 1 million US business owners and workers to equip them with the digital skills they need to compete in today’s workplace by 2020.
As part of #BoostTogether, we’re expanding Facebook Community Boost to 50 cities across the US by the end of 2018. Today, we’re excited to announce the next nine cities and dates of our 50 city US tour:
New Orleans, LA – August 7th-9th
Seattle, WA – October 15th-17th
Indianapolis, IN – October 18th-19th
Redmond, OR – October 23rd-24th
Baltimore, MD – November 12th-13th
Charlotte, NC – November 28th-29th
Springfield, IL – December 3rd-4th
Little Rock, AR – December 11th-12th
Miami, FL – December 18th-20th
As our COO Sheryl Sandberg has said, If we want our economies to grow and our communities to thrive, we need to keep investing in people today. People deserve the support they need to find great jobs and grow their businesses.
Alongside our community partners, our team is committed to investing in small businesses and the communities they serve. Learn more about how we plan to #BoostTogether at: https://www.facebook.com/boosttogether or visit facebook.com/communityboost, where you can stay up to date with the latest city announcement, news, and program announcements.