Linkedin profits from Corona crisis

The career network Linkedin is one of the crisis winners of the Corona pandemic. This writes the Handelszeitung in its current issue.


"The number of public interactions - i.e. comments, likes and the like - in March this year was 55 percent higher than in March 2019," explained Linkedin DACH CEO Barbara Wittmann in an interview with the Handelszeitung. "In addition, our members published 60 percent more content last month than at the same time last year."

The time spent at home was apparently also used by many for further training. The number of streamed Linkedin learning courses increased by 50 percent compared to the weeks before the pandemic.

As for the global job market, the career network observes that the total number of new hires, which has been steadily increasing for the past few months, has slightly slowed down during Corona.

There are upward trends only in healthcare or retail, he said. "Trends that we are currently observing on Linkedin in China, however, give reason for confidence. Here, we are seeing rising numbers of new hires again after loosening restrictions on public life," said Wittmann to the Handelszeitung.

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