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LinkedIn Offers Free Job Posts to Essential Services Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

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LinkedIn has announced that it will provide free job listings to all essential services amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it seeks to help ease the burden on organizations facing significant stress and shortages.

As per LinkedIn:

“We’ve seen healthcare job posts on LinkedIn increase by 35% since the outbreak began. Similarly, supply chains, supermarkets, and freight delivery services are working around the clock to provide resources. To help, LinkedIn is offering free job posts for critical organizations who need to quickly find skilled workers to fill critical roles. It’s the least we can do to support those of you who are working tirelessly for all of us.”

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The free job listings will be available to eligible organizations between April 1st, 2020 and June 30th, 2020, and will be open to businesses operating in the following sectors:

  • Healthcare, including hospitals, clinics, medical devices, medical practice, and mental health
  • Supermarkets
  • Warehousing
  • Freight delivery services

LinkedIn notes that, in order to qualify, each business will need to have one of these industries listed on their company’s LinkedIn Company Page, as well as on the job ad itself.

And in addition to free job listings, LinkedIn will also give these positions additional promotion to highly relevant candidates via a special “Urgently Hiring” job category.

It’s the latest in LinkedIn’s efforts to assist organizations and communities that are dealing with the impacts of COVID-19. LinkedIn has also contributed to a collective $22 million funding drive, going directly to front line organizations, while it’s also made a range of LinkedIn Learning courses available for free to assist people in adjusting to working from home, finding a new job and other impacted elements.

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Making LinkedIn job postings free to essential services will help expedite efforts to fill roles, providing key support in the challenging weeks ahead.

You can find out more about LinkedIn free job postings offer for essential services here.

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New Screenshots Highlight How Snapchat’s Coming ‘Family Center’ Will Work

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New Screenshots Highlight How Snapchat's Coming 'Family Center' Will Work

Snapchat’s parental control options look close to launch, with new screenshots based on back-end code showing how Snap’s coming ‘Family Center’ will look in the app.

As you can see in these images, shared by app intelligence company Watchful (via TechCrunch), the Family Center will enable parents to see who their child is engaging with in the app, along with who they’ve added, who they’re following, etc.

That could provide a new level of assurance for parents – though it could also be problematic for Snap, which has become a key resource for more private, intimate connection, with its anti-public posting ethos, and disappearing messages, helping to cement its place as an alternative to other social apps.

That’s really how Snap has embedded its niche. While other apps are about broadcasting your life to the wider world, Snap is about connecting with a small group of friends, where you can share your more private, secret thoughts, without concern of them living on forever, and coming back to bite you at a later stage.

That also, of course, means that more questionable, dangerous communications are happening in the app. Various reports have investigated how Snap is used for sending lewd messages, and arranging hook-ups, while drug dealers reportedly now use Snap to organize meet-ups and sales.

Which, of course, is why parents will be keen to get more insight into such, but I can’t imagine Snap users will be so welcoming of an intrusive tool in this respect.

But if parents know that it exists, they may have to, and that could be problematic for Snap. Teen users will need to accept their parents’ invitation to enable Family Center monitoring, but you can see how this could become an issue for many younger users in the app.

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Still, the protective benefits may well be worth it, with random hook-ups and other engagements posing significant risks. And with kids as young as 13 able to create a Snapchat account, there are many vulnerable youngsters engaging in the app.

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But it could reduce Snap’s appeal, as more parents become aware of the tool.

Snapchat hasn’t provided any further insight into the new Family Center, or when it will be released, but it looks close to launch based on these images.  

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