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LinkedIn encourages “Career Cushioning” to young professionals in the face of economic uncertainty


According to the latest Statistics Canada data, job vacancies are on the rise estimating that in August 2022, there were nearly a million unfilled positions. These vacancies coupled with the threat of recession, talent reshuffle and layoffs across sectors have young professionals examining how they can better prepare for next wave of economic uncertainty. 

In response to potential economic downturn, LinkedIn is starting to see people, “Career Cushioning”, meaning they are taking actions to keep their options open and cushioning for whatever comes next in the economy and job market. 

LinkedIn offers support in helping young professionals feel more secure about their job experience and offers ways to upskill. Below are some of the specific ways to begin “Career Cushioning” using LinkedIn as a resource.

This article on LinkedIn offers additional tips.

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