Since we launched news sharing in groups, users have shared nearly a million articles with professional colleagues.
The obvious desire for people to share and discuss news with their peers begged for us to develop more ways for people to collaborate on the numerous streams of news intelligence coming from publishers and bloggers.
Many companies in the Bay Area have holiday parties at the end of the year, but we decided to wait and celebrate with a donation at a most unusual time of year – St. Patrick’s Day. Re-sale shops and donations in general have been at an all time low this year, and we decided to give to The Shop in Menlo Park, Ecumenical Hunger Program, and Second Harvest.
This post belongs to a continuing LinkedIn Blog series on users who beat the odds in today’s economy, by winning jobs or closing business deals through relationships built on LinkedIn. Today’s story is syndicated from the Wall Street Journal’s Laid off and Looking blog, which chronicles the experience of eight job seekers who’ve been recently laid off.
Since the start of the recession in December 2007, millions of jobs have been lost both in the US as well as globally, easily exceeding any previous downturn in the last half a century. While finding jobs is one piece of the equation, getting a job is most closely related to successful professional networking and that’s where LinkedIn can help.
We are focused on helping our members leverage their LinkedIn profile and business relationships to uncover these new opportunities whenever, wherever. A case in point is the partnership we announced with Right Management, the largest global provider of outplacement solutions. Integrating LinkedIn’s functionality and networking capabilities with Right Management services allows job seekers the ability to maintain a competitive edge in this challenging economic environment by leveraging their LinkedIn network while they look for a job.