LinkedIn partners with Jobcare for digital development
LinkedIn has announced a partnership with the not for profit Jobcare to help jobseekers develop digital skills to compete in the current labour market.
LinkedIn will provide €180,000 in funding over the next two years through a social impact programme, LinkedIn for Good. The programme aims to connect communities in need with economic opportunities.
Jobcare will use the funding to help improve the digital skills of those involved in its programmes, and to update IT equipment, and to extend the organisation’s reach to jobseekers outside of Dublin. LinkedIn will also help support Jobcare by hosting workshops in its office for jobseekers and making staff available to attend the non-profit’s bi-annual career clinics and Network 2 Getwork events.
“While Ireland is in the midst of an economic recovery there are still many people dealing with unemployment or finding it hard to find work,” said Paul Mooney, co-founder and chief executive, Jobcare. “The experience of unemployment can be devastating for individuals and their families, so we have dedicated ourselves over the past twenty years to help people get over their barriers to employment. We are extremely fortunate to have found a partner in LinkedIn, who can not only provide us with substantial financial support, but also help the modern jobseeker with the digital skills they require for today’s workplace.”
“LinkedIn exists to help people find economic opportunity,” said Sharon McCooey, senior director international operations and site leader, LinkedIn Ireland, “so we are very excited about the chance to partner with Jobcare to help people across Ireland get into rewarding careers. With our EMEA headquarters in Dublin, we recognise that we have a great responsibility to be a positive part of this community, and our team are delighted to be able to support a cause that they are passionate about.”