The professional network's new feature allows job seekers to browse positions depending on their commute-time preferences, and is using the data to make recommendations for users

Time spent getting to and from work has a significant impact on people's quality of life, as it can mean an earlier alarm in the morning, less time with family and hours spent in a car or on public transport. In an effort to help users consider this aspect of potential jobs, LinkedIn's new feature allows employment seekers to know how long their commute would be before they apply for a particular position.

With this option, users can limit search results based on their commute preferences, selecting for time and form of transport, and allowing them to see how long their commute would be directly from their home address. The commute times will then be listed in the job descriptions viewed.

The professional network's addition of commute times shows that an important part of what makes the perfect job is its geographic location. This new feature takes into account what's most helpful to users and provides them with information that empowers them to make a better-informed decision in selecting a job.

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Time spent getting to and from work has a significant impact on people's quality of life, as it can mean an earlier alarm in the morning, less time with family and hours spent in a car or on public transport. In an effort to help users consider this aspect of potential jobs, LinkedIn's new feature allows employment seekers to know how long their commute would be before they apply for a particular position.

With this option, users can limit search results based on their commute preferences, selecting for time and form of transport, and allowing them to see how long their commute would be directly from their home address. The commute times will then be listed in the job descriptions viewed.