Just in time for next week’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Salesforce has announced it will deepen its focus on workforce development.
The announcement comes as the perfect time with IDC estimating that the demand for Salesforce talent will grow to 9.3 million new jobs by 2026.
Salesforce announced plans to introduce new innovations to their Trailblazer.me Profile and a multi-year commitment to help prepare 20,000 new Trailblazers for jobs in the Salesforce ecosystem by 2028.
Salesforce created the Trailblazer.me Profile – the trusted Salesforce resume – in 2019 to give current and future employers a unified view of an individual’s proven hands-on skills, credentials, and continuous learning with Salesforce.
The Trailblazer.me Profile is connected to Trailhead, Salesforce’s free online learning platform, which has empowered more than 4.5 million people to skill up for jobs in the Salesforce Ecosystem.
Among the new innovations is a Hire Me button that promises to help simplify how Trailblazers hire and get hired in the Salesforce Ecosystem.
Individuals will be able to indicate interest in new work opportunities on their Trailblazer.me Profile, while hiring managers will be able to simply click on the Hire Me button to message and connect with potential job candidates.
“As the demand for Salesforce skills skyrockets, it’s our mission to help empower anyone to build a career within the Salesforce ecosystem,” said Ann Weeby, Salesforce’s new SVP of Trailhead.
“The introduction of the Hire Me button will empower Trailblazers to identify as job seekers and to connect with organizations that need their expertise, and to make it easier for hiring managers to connect with potential job candidates.”
As part of Salesforce’s longstanding mission to democratize education, the company also announced the Trailblazer Workforce Partner Program to help prepare 20,000 new Trailblazers for jobs in the Salesforce Ecosystem by 2028.
The Workforce Partner Program will enable more than 500 non-profit, higher education, and workforce development organizations to teach Salesforce skills – breaking down barriers to entry in the technology industry.
Salesforce also helps individuals connect with job opportunities across its ecosystem of partners and customers through the Salesforce Talent Alliance. To date, the Talent Alliance includes more than 1,000 employers committed to hiring from a diverse pool of new Salesforce talent.
Salesforce also continues to grow its Pathfinder Training Program, which provides free, immersive Salesforce training to help people launch careers in technology. Today Salesforce announced that this year, 25 Salesforce partners and customers will be a part of the employer partner program — with 15 joining for the first time. Each has committed to hiring Pathfinder graduates.