LinkedIn, the professional networking site, has recently announced that they have reached a milestone of 50 million members in India, signaling a doubling of its userbase in the last four years alone. As of 2009, there were only 3.4 million members in the country.
Akshay Kothari, Country Manager of India and Head of International Product for LinkedIn, said, “India’s current sentiment has elevated from ‘stable’ to ‘positive’, giving way to a renewed faith in the country’s high growth potential. Our members-first, a localised approach has helped us cross the 50 Mn mark in India.”
Kothari further emphasised that going forward the company will continue to focus on students, career starters, and professionals, beyond knowledge workers.
LinkedIn’s India user network, who interact and engage actively every day on the platform, represents a diverse section of industries, jobs, and skills.
Meanwhile, global search giant Google has now introduced a job search feature for India under Google for Jobs. A user will be able to see job postings relevant to him or her from multiple sites, including others from company websites through open documentation.
Google has also introduced open documentation for all third-party job search platforms and direct employers, big or small, for making their job openings discoverable in this new search experience.
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