This week, the technology industry continues to rededicate itself to its longstanding commitment to a more diverse and inclusive society inside and outside of the office. They’re also working to combat systemic racism through words and deeds in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement. Read about our member companies’ efforts here. Additionally, our member companies are continuing to work tirelessly to support people and businesses across the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. See more below on these efforts. To view TechNet’s coronavirus page for a comprehensive list of this work and other resources, click here.

What We’re Saying

TechNet Comments on H-1B and Other Visas Executive Order

TechNet in the News

Welcome to the ‘Hotel Seattle’ | The Wall Street Journal
H-1B: Silicon Valley blasts Trump’s Monday order suspending visas
| The Mercury News
Trump executive order suspending H-1B visas takes heat from tech giants
| c|net
Business groups hint at lawsuits over Trump order limiting visas
| The Hill
Trump, citing pandemic, orders limits on foreign workers, extends immigration restrictions through December
| The Washington Post
President Trump signs executive order temporarily suspending work visas for H-1B holders
| TechCrunch
Trump order bars new H-1Bs, other work visas
| San Francisco Chronicle  

Tech’s Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Uber is making Juneteenth a paid company holiday this year | Uber
Our Words, Our Deeds and Our Culture
| Mary Barra, Chairman and CEO of General Motors
Visa launches grants, mentorship and more for Black women-owned businesses
| Visa
Addressing racial injustice | Microsoft
Nasdaq Pledges Continued Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion | Nasdaq
The Conversations Changing our Company
 | Dell Technologies
Standing Up for Sustainable Impact
 | HP
When you restrict immigration, the jobs still get created, just somewhere else
 | Aaron Levie, CEO of Box
Now is not the time to cut our nation off from the world’s talent or create uncertainty and anxiety
 | Brad Smith, President of Microsoft
Amazon opposes the Administration’s short-sighted decision to pause high-skill visa programs 
This Juneteenth, it’s time to speak louder and act bolder to fight racism
 | Ellyn Shook, Accenture Chief Leadership & HR Officer

Taking Care of Our People and Communities

We are all in on The Climate Pledge: net zero carbon by 2040 | Amazon
HPE to deliver five new return-to-work solutions to help organizations accelerate recovery in wake of COVID-19
 | Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Comcast Extends Free Public WiFi Access to Everyone For the Remainder of 2020
 | Comcast
Comcast Extends 60-Days of Free Internet Service to New Internet Essentials Customers | Comcast
Keeping your private information private
 | Google
AT&T Launching Literacy Program to Amplify Youth Voices During Pandemic and Social Unrest
 | AT&T
Today we’re kicking off our Boost with Facebook Summer of Support program
 | Facebook
AT&T Launching Literacy Program to Amplify Youth Voices
 | AT&T
AT&T California Supports California Community Organizations with over $3.5 million in response to COVID-19 
| AT&T
Cisco technology donation to help Dairy Farmers of America continue feeding families amid changes in global demand
 | Cisco
Accenture Federal Services to Open Advanced Technology Center in St. Louis, Adding 1,400 Jobs to Region’s Growing Tech Community
 | Accenture
Amazon donates 8,950 laptops to our elementary students
 | Amazon
Sparking curiosity in coding at a crucial age
 | Amazon
Nearly every SNAP household in the U.S. can pay with SNAP EBT on Amazon
 | Amazon