During a town-hall style event yesterday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., President Obama answered tough questions about his $447 billion American Jobs Act. LinkedIn co-sponsored the event, which the White House titled “Putting Americans Back to Work.” According to the Washington Post, most of the questions focused on the economy and jobs and several people told the president they were worried about their future.
In conjunction with the event, LinkedIn developed an infographic that maps jobs and industry growth data over the past two years.
For example, LinkedIn says more than 7.4 million of its members have started or changed jobs since 2009, with higher education, healthcare, information technology, and marketing and advertising seeing the most changes.
Another tidbit–more than 4.7 million LinkedIn members work for small businesses, with these industries growing the most: renewables and environment, oil and energy, food and beverages, and healthcare.
More than 360,000 veterans are on LinkedIn, and the most popular industries in which they work are IT, defense and space, healthcare, higher education and government administration. Also, nearly 740,000 members attended community college, and most studied business, computer science, accounting and nursing.