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Google, Apple ditch college degree requirements

Google pop-up shop in the SoHo, New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Google pop-up shop in the SoHo, New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

More than a dozen companies, including Google, Apple and IBM, are no longer requiring applicants to have college degrees, CNBC reports.

Why it matters: Many jobs have historically required employees to hold college degrees even if they are not relevant or needed. This is connected to an effort to improve diversity and make it easier for those that attend coding boot camps or pursue other non-traditional college paths to be hired.