LinkedIn crosses 30-million member mark in India

08 May,2015

By A Correspondent

 

LinkedIn has announced that it has crossed 30 million members in India. This marks a 50 per cent growth over the past two years. LinkedIn had 3.4 million members when it started operations in the country in 2009. India continues to be the largest market for LinkedIn after the Unites States in terms of member base.

 

The  30 million members on LinkedIn represent a diverse cross-section of skills (from management and human resources to testing and training) and industries (from tech to education and automotive),  helping to power  an already vibrant Indian economy and paving the way to strategic initiatives such as ‘Make in India’.

 

Nishant Rao

“We’ve reached a critical mass in India, a country that remains a strategic market for us.  But we still have a long way to go, and along the way, we want to continue to add value to the professional journeys of our members. We also see a significant opportunity to collaborate with key players in India in areas such as skills development, so that our members can create an even more significant impact on the economy,” said Nishant Rao, Country Manager, LinkedIn India.

 

LinkedIn’s research shows that 1 in 2 (53 per cent) students and young professionals believe the best way to get their first job is through internships. In line with this finding, LinkedIn partnered with MTV and other major companies in India, such as Flipkart and L’Oreal to help students find internship opportunities. This partnership saw 85,000 students applying for internship opportunities and taking important first steps in their professional journeys.

 

Other interesting facts about LinkedIn’s members in India:

Top 10 industries represented:

 

:: Information Technology and Services,
:: Computer Software
:: Accounting
:: Education Management
:: Electrical Manufacturing
:: Financial Services
:: Banking
:: Mechanical engineering
:: Telecommunications

:: Automotive

 

Top 10 most followed companies:

Members in India are most interested in the technology industry, and are major followers of tech companies, including several home-grown giants.

 

:: Tata Consultancy Services
:: Accenture
:: IBM
:: Hewlett-Packard
:: Infosys
:: Cognizant
:: Wipro
:: Google
:: Microsoft
:: HCL Technologies

 

About LinkedIn

LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals to make them more productive and successful and transforms the ways companies hire, market and sell. Our vision is to create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce through the ongoing development of the world’s first Economic Graph. LinkedIn has more than 364 million members and has offices around the world.

 

Press contact

 

Deepa Sapatnekar

LinkedIn India

+91 9920131177

dsapatnekar@linkedin.com

 

Trishnala Vijayakar

Edelman India

+ 91 9773400258

Trishnala.Vijayakar@edelman.com

 

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