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LearnUp Raises $1.9 Million In Funding
With the latest jobless claims figures suggesting a downturn in the wider economy, it should be clear to unemployed Americans that adding new skills to is the way to go. Many new companies have seized on this notion are now offering services in training geared towards this.
One such company is LearnUp, a job training site that help people gain the necessary skills needed to remain competitive in the job marketplace. So far the startup has been funded to the tune of $1.9 million and has on board some of Silicon Valley’s and Corporate America’s biggest players.
LearnUp has partnered so far with companies like Staples, Gap, Whole Foods and KPMG. The real-time jobs skills training offerings of LearnUp, makes it more dynamic and adaptable to the current waves of change sweeping the marketplace. The way it works is also rooted on strong research; one of its co-founders (Alexis Ringwald) spent more than 6 months inside some of America’s most used unemployment offices digging through the data and applying it to the platform.
The $1.9 million will go towards acquiring new talent as well as strengthening the existing technology that powers LearnUp. It’s hard to tell if the new service in the marketplace will make it easier for people to get jobs but the certainty of need for new skills is one thing LearnUp has on its side.