Salesforce Begins Pathfinder, Reorganization Efforts

Posted: Updated:
Salesforce currently has about 1,000 employees in the Indianapolis area and more than 20,000 worldwide. Salesforce currently has about 1,000 employees in the Indianapolis area and more than 20,000 worldwide.
INDIANAPOLIS -

Salesforce.com Inc. (NYSE: CRM) is underway with the first cohort of its Pathfinder Training Program that is part of the tech giant's ongoing Indianapolis growth. The company is partnering with Deloitte to provide business and technical training to Ivy Tech Community College students and Hoosier veterans looking to become Salesforce administrators and developers. The program comes as the company realigns its Marketing Cloud organization. In a statement, Salesforce says it has "provided our employees with resources and a transition plan as they move into new roles."

The first cohort of 45 people is set to wrap up in September. Participants who complete the program will have opportunities for jobs with Salesforce and Deloitte. Applications for the second cohort, which begins in October, will go live on August 27.

Salesforce launched the program in June, calling it a "game changer." The ultimate goal is to train 500 people over the next two years in technical skills as well as soft skills such as critical thinking and creating effective presentations.

Last month, Salesforce debuted the final unfinished portion of its Indianapolis regional headquarters. The Ohana Floor features a hospitality and event area for employee, customer and partner functions. The 47th-floor space is also available to nonprofit and community organizations to host events free of charge on weeknights and weekends.

Salesforce has also realigned its Marketing Cloud organization in a move impacting multiple employees. A company spokesperson provided the following statement to Inside INdiana Business:

We've recently realigned our Marketing Cloud organization to meet the evolving needs of our customers. We optimized existing positions to fit the new model and have provided our employees with resources and a transition plan as they move into new roles. 

  • Perspectives

    • Wojtowicz founded Indianapolis-based Cambridge Capital Management Corp. in 1983.

      Fixed, Long-Term Interest Rates Protects Against Rate Hikes

      A Hoosier small-business owner recently told his banker that, “Interest rates are as low as they ever will be” in the foreseeable future, and he wanted to get a loan with a “friendly” rate. The Fed made that official recently when it indicated  another quarter-percent rate hike will likely occur in December.  Most pundits expect there to be  three more rate hikes in 2019. Small-business owners are under pressure to act if they are considering...

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • $25M Behavioral Hospital Coming to Central Indiana

      Danville-based Hendricks Regional Health is partnering with US HealthVest to develop a stand-alone behavioral center on the Hendricks campus in Plainfield. Known as the Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, the facility will provide specialized inpatient and outpatient mental health care to patients of all ages.

    • Rolls-Royce in Indy Selected For $100M Contract

      The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded a contract worth up to $100 million to Rolls-Royce Corp. in Indianapolis. The contract is related to Phase I of the Advanced Turbine Technologies for Affordable Mission-Capability program for the U.S. Air Force.

    • WOWO Names 'Morning News' Host

      The program and news director of WOWO radio in Fort Wayne has been named host of the station's morning show. Kayla Blakeslee will lead Fort Wayne's Morning News, succeeding longtime host Charly Butcher, who passed away in August. Blakeslee has served has the station's program director for the past two years, and previously served as news director and afternoon anchor. She led the station's "Penny Pitch" campaign in 2017, which earned a Service to America award from...

    • USA Gymnastics Interim CEO Resigns

      Just four days after being appointed interim president and chief executive officer of Indianapolis-based USA Gymnastics, Mary Bono has resigned. In a statement released Tuesday, Bono said her decision "comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization." Bono, a former congresswoman and principal at Faegre Baker Daniels Consulting in Washington D.C., drew criticism for a...

    • Wesemann Hall at the Valparaiso University Law School (photo courtesy Tony V. Martin/The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Valpo School of Law Transfer Denied

      A proposal to transfer Valparaiso University's law school to another university has been shot down. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission has denied the transfer to Middle Tennessee State University, which would have led to the creation of a College of Law at the school.