The $2.7 Trillion Opportunity of Connecting Talent with Opportunity in the Digital Age

June 4, 2015


By 2025, online talent platforms could boost global GDP by $2.7 trillion annually, according to a report released this week by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI). The impact is even more tangible and personal to the 540 million individuals who could use these platforms to connect with better opportunities and more rewarding work. MGI defines “online talent platforms” as marketplaces and tools that can connect individuals to the right work opportunities.

LinkedIn’s vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. When we started the company, we began with a network of people. Over the years, we have added additional components: companies, jobs, schools, skills, and professionally relevant knowledge. These components make up a graph that encompasses far more than people; it’s the