As organizations evolve to keep pace with customer demand, the need for skilled digital talent is spiking. In line with this projected growth, IDC estimates the demand for Salesforce talent will grow to 9.3 million new jobs by 2026.
Today, Salesforce announces it will deepen its focus on workforce development with new innovations to the Trailblazer.me Profile and a multi-year commitment to enable more than 500 organizations to prepare the next generation of Trailblazers for opportunities in the Salesforce ecosystem.
Salesforce created the Trailblazer.me Profile in 2019 to give 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.
Salesforce’s new Hire Me button will simplify how Trailblazers hire and get hired in the Salesforce ecosystem. Individuals can indicate interest in new work opportunities on their Trailblazer.me Profile, while hiring managers can click on the Hire Me button to message and connect with top talent. It’s a quick, easy and straightforward way to discover and connect with Salesforce experts from around the world.
“As the demand for Salesforce skills skyrockets, it’s our mission to empower anyone to build a career within the Salesforce ecosystem,” said Ann Weeby, Salesforce’s SVP of Trailhead. “We introduced the Hire Me button to empower Trailblazers to identify themselves as job seekers to connect with organizations that need their expertise, and to make it easier for hiring managers to connect with and hire top talent.”
As part of Salesforce’s mission to democratize education, the company also announced the Trailblazer Workforce Partner Program, which will 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. The program brings this to life through exclusive access to Salesforce curriculum and content, a collaborative community of workforce partners and employers, and marketing support to scale their programming.
Salesforce also helps people 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. Additionally, Salesforce invests in workforce development workshops to help partners and customers upskill their employees and accelerate their digital transformations.
“Salesforce is committed to preparing the next generation of Trailblazers for in-demand career opportunities,” said Leah McGowen-Hare, SVP of Trailblazer Community at Salesforce. “With the Trailblazer Workforce Partner Program, we’re thrilled to extend the reach of our workforce partners who are opening new doors to the tech industry. We encourage companies everywhere to invest in a diverse workforce by hiring talent from these programs.”
Salesforce continues to grow its Pathfinder Training Program, which provides free, immersive Salesforce training to help people launch careers in technology. Today Salesforce announced 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.