Unique and timely data

Amsterdam and LinkedIn will be working together (Dutch link) 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. Because 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.

Connecting talent in Amsterdam

Workforces around the world are becoming more mobile, and job searches are increasingly taking place across international lines. This is why StartupAmsterdam and the Amsterdam Economic Board on behalf of the City of Amsterdam have asked LinkedIn to help visualise where the talent is, so as to help 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 startups looking for staff who can program.

A second goal of the collaboration is to connect Amsterdam’s students and recent graduates with local startups. 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 coordinate supply and demand in the local labour market. This cooperation also contributes to our ambition to remain one of the top startup 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 are expected before the summer.