Connecting mobile workforces to local employers

Amsterdam and LinkedIn will be working together to match local talent and employers. LinkedIn has unique and timely data about local labour markets, and helps clarify the type of skills and employees that local businesses are looking for.

The City of Amsterdam will be able to use this information in developing its future labour market policies. Since this data is updated by users themselves, it offers a realistic picture of trends and developments. This marks the first time that a government organisation in the Netherlands has worked with LinkedIn data to improve the local labour market.

A contribution to start-up city Amsterdam

Workforces around the world are becoming more mobile, and job searches are increasingly taking place across international lines. This is why the City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Economic Board have asked LinkedIn to help visualise where the talent is, helping the chances of job-seekers in Amsterdam. The city can learn from this data, and then develop plans to attract specific kinds of talent. In Amsterdam, for example, there are many start-ups looking for staff who are adept at coding.

A second goal of the collaboration is to connect Amsterdam’s students and recent graduates with local start-ups. Amsterdam has a large population of students and young professionals, although there are not always enough jobs to suit their particular education and skills. With the insights of LinkedIn, it becomes possible to better co-ordinate supply and demand in the local labour market. This co-operation also contributes to the city’s ambitions to become one of the top start-up cities in Europe.

International labour markets

LinkedIn has already collaborated in a similar way with various cities in the United States, as well as Manchester in the UK. The results of LinkedIn’s collaboration with the City of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Economic Board are expected before the summer.