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SC Johnson has increased its commitment to helping those on the front lines of the COVD-19 pandemic to $15 million in financial assistance and product donations, announces the company in a press release.

These resources are being deployed globally to support medical workers, first responders and pressing public needs in health care, children’s education, humanitarian relief and worker training.

“SC Johnson has a long history of reaching out to support those in need, and we’re doubling down during this pandemic,” says Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “Our mission is to make the world a better place wherever we operate, and now more than ever, we are committed to extending a helping hand to our neighbors and families around the world, to assist in providing some comfort and much-needed relief during these challenging times.”

As part of this third wave of funding, SC Johnson announced it is partnering with Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin to provide $540,000 in financial support to strengthen rapid response job training efforts. The goal of the program is to equip and enable individuals with the technical skills needed to secure employment in high demand career fields.

The training will focus on 10 high-demand areas including CNC operators, certified nursing assistants and web developers which pay average starting wages of $16 per hour. SC Johnson’s investment is projected to generate an annual economic impact of more than $5 million for the Racine, Wisconsin community - city located between Milwaukee and Chicago.

To date, SC Johnson has worked with local, national and international non-governmental organizations to organize the distribution of $10 million of the company's COVID-19 commitment.