Finding Economic Opportunity

September 26, 2011

Over the next couple of hours, we’ll be moderating a Town Hall with President Barack Obama focused on economic opportunity in our country and putting America back to work. The Town Hall hosted at the Computer History Museum will feature questions from a live audience, as well as questions culled from thousands contributed by LinkedIn members over the past week.

As part of our vision to create economic opportunity for all professionals, LinkedIn has also partnered with the Startup America Partnership to help founders of young businesses manage their professional identity, connect with the right talent and access advanced tools to help them grow their businesses. LinkedIn will be making a donation of up to 100,000 free subscriptions to Startup America Partnership entrepreneurs -  a value of $5 million.The Startup America Partnership is an organization working to help young, high-growth companies succeed in order to accelerate job growth in America and was launched at the White House in response to President Obama's call to celebrate, inspire, and accelerate entrepreneurship throughout the nation.

Our talented data team has developed an infographic that paints a picture of economic opportunity as seen by LinkedIn members over the past two years. Additionally, it shines a light on areas of growth, i.e. industries, sectors, etc., that hold potential for boosting our economy tomorrow.

We have all the basic building blocks to start putting this country back to work. Even more importantly, we have the collective will of a nation. What we need now is the way. We’re honored to be hosting a conversation between the President and LinkedIn members to discuss the American Jobs Act and generate even more focus on this essential part of our country's future.