LinkedIn is offering three months of free job posting for essential organisations, including supermarkets, warehousing and freight delivery companies.
Tomer Cohen, Vice President of Product at LinkedIn: “We are making a commitment to help these critical roles get filled as quickly as possible, starting in three key ways. First, we are enabling the sectors that have these urgent hiring needs to post jobs for free on LinkedIn”, referring to companies in healthcare, as well as warehousing, supermarket, freight delivery and nonprofits working in support or relief roles. “Second, we will drive the right talented people with the right skills to these roles by tagging critical frontline healthcare roles, such as doctors and nurses, as urgent and bringing them front and center on the LinkedIn homepage and in our jobs homepage.”
Making matches globally
“Finally, we realize that while our platform is the most scalable way to make these matches globally, we also know that talent professionals can help. Last week, we expanded our Recruiting For Good program to deploy our own team of recruiters to source and screen talent for organizations on the front lines so that these organizations can fill urgent paid and volunteer positions. […] We launched a campaign with the American Red Cross Los Angeles Region to source volunteers to distribute free, prepared meals to students and families impacted by school closures. On the first day alone, we were able to drive more than 2,000 members to visit their volunteer application page.”
LinkedIn also looks at other opportunities to help where it can. “We’re not stopping here. We are committed to continuing to identify new ways we can support the fight against this global pandemic. The health and well-being of our global communities is our collective priority”, says Tomer Cohen in this blog.