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2022 AWS Global Digital Skills Study

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Workforce in Hong Kong Hong Kong is going digital—from the way we work, to the way we live. We the world at the individual, organization, and macroeconomic level. To study these dynamics, Gallup and AWS have conducted one of the largest international surveys to date on digital skills. The study shows that digital skills are providing immense economic value to Hong Kong's employers and workers, raising gross domestic product (GDP), boosting revenue growth and innovation, and increasing wages and job satisfaction. Employees who use some level of digital skills in their job were segmented into three categories: • basic digital skills (e.g., email, word processing, social media posting) • intermediate digital skills (e.g., drag-and-drop website design, troubleshooting applications, data analysis) • advanced digital skills (e.g., cloud architecture or maintenance, software Top Takeaways: 1 Raising GDP: Advanced digital skills raise Hong Kong's annual GDP by an estimated USD $5.4 billion 1 , and global GDP by USD $6.3 trillion due to the increased income and productivity of workers. Increased revenue growth: 40% of organizations in Hong Kong that employ workers with advanced digital skills reported steady annual revenue growth (10%+) in the past year, compared to 33% of organizations that employ those with basic or intermediate digital skills. 2 Employees see higher salaries and job satisfaction 99% of employees in Hong Kong who completed digital skills training in the past year say their career has experienced Advanced digital skills increase Hong Kong's annual GDP by an estimated USD $5.4 billion. Advanced digital skills increase global GDP by an estimated USD $6.3 trillion. Amazon Web Services has trained over 100,000 people in Hong Kong with cloud skills. We are excited to be supporting Hong Kong's digital transformation. Learn more here. 2022 AWS Global Digital Skills Study Copyright © 2023 Gallup, Inc. All rights reserved. 1

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