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Greater Birmingham and Solihull to join Los Angeles, Milan and Toronto as LinkedIn associate

LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network, and the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) have joined forces to uncover future job opportunities in the region.

 As part of the collaboration, LinkedIn will launch a research report later this year, which will help GBSLEP to better understand the workforce in the area.

The project adds Greater Birmingham and Solihull to a list of world destinations that the social network has chosen to partner with, in order to support its vision of creating economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Other international cities who have worked with LinkedIn on similar projects include Los Angeles, Stockholm, Milan, Toronto and Amsterdam.

Sue Duke, Senior Director of Public Policy for LinkedIn, said:

Greater Birmingham and Solihull is a vibrant region, with an entrepreneurial spirit that epitomises its current economic renaissance.

 “This partnership will allow us to look deeper into how the region works, and continues our mission to enable policy makers, businesses, and local people to better understand the future opportunities that a region such as Greater Birmingham and Solihull can look forward to.

 “Alliances such as this are at the heart of LinkedIn’s vision of improving economic opportunity – and we’re looking forward to seeing the results of the upcoming report which will form the basis of future change.”

Tim Pile, Chair of GBSLEP, said:

Working closely with a leading international brand such as LinkedIn not only demonstrates Greater Birmingham and Solihull’s standing as a major player on the global stage, but also enables us to better understand the region’s economy, helping it to reach its full potential.

 “Our collaboration with LinkedIn will allow us to explore new ways to support our population to navigate the fast-changing world of employment. LinkedIn’s insights will assist in achieving our ambitions to increase skills, reduce unemployment and boost the region’s productivity by 2030 – all key priorities set out in our Strategic Economic Plan.”