Salesforce.com Inc, a San Francisco-based cloud software company, announced on Thursday that it is joining a White House Salesforce Job-Training Initiative to provide new skills training for U.S. workers. The company, known for its internet-based software used by sales and marketing departments, plans to offer online training to up to 500,000 workers for jobs involving Salesforce’s software systems. However, the company did not disclose the financial commitment for this effort.

The White House’s “Pledge to America’s Workers” initiative, launched last year, has over 200 participating companies. Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is set to announce the news at an event in Indiana with Ivanka Trump, where Salesforce employs nearly 2,000 people. Benioff, who purchased Time magazine last year, is recognized for his support of progressive policies. Notably, he supported a tax increase on large businesses in San Francisco to fund homelessness solutions, a measure that San Francisco voters approved.

Salesforce faced criticism from a Texas immigrant rights group last year for providing software to U.S. Customs and Border Protection. In response, Benioff highlighted that the company’s philanthropic arm donated over $1 million to organizations aiding migrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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