Saturday 22 July 2017

Social network site in €180k commitment to help Irish jobseekers

Paul Mooney, co-founder and ceo of Jobcare, and Sharon McCooey, senior director international operations and site leader of LinkedIn Ireland
Paul Mooney, co-founder and ceo of Jobcare, and Sharon McCooey, senior director international operations and site leader of LinkedIn Ireland

Ellie Donnelly

LinkedIn has announced a new partnership with Jobcare aimed at connecting communities in need with economic opportunities to make their visions a reality.

Over the next two years, LinkedIn, the world's largest professional social network, will provide €180k in funding through the company’s social impact programme, LinkedIn for Good.

“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,” Sharon McCooey, senior director international operations and site leader of LinkedIn Ireland, said.

Jobcare, a non-profit organisation that assists jobseekers facing challenges to find work, will use the funding to help improve their participants’ digital skills and update their IT equipment to offer people the best experience possible.

As well as this, Jobcare will use the funding to extend its reach to jobseekers outside of Dublin.

“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,” Paul Mooney, co-founder and ceo of Jobcare said.

LinkedIn will also provide support to Jobcare by hosting workshops in the LinkedIn office for jobseekers and making LinkedIn staff available to attend the non-profit’s bi-annual career clinics and Network 2 Getwork events.

The partnership will mainly focus on the long-term unemployed, and jobseekers who are interested in accessing the resources available from Jobcare should visit Jobcare.ie to find out more about the training and workshops available.

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