LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional social network has announced three initiatives aimed at delivering value to broader segments of students, professionals and companies by democratizing access to economic opportunity in India. These first-of-its-kind initiatives for LinkedIn, all designed and made in India are: LinkedIn Placements, LinkedIn Lite and LinkedIn Starter Pack.
Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn is very popular in India, LinkedIn currently has more than 37 million members in India. Besides professionals and students, LinkedIn’s member base includes government and business leaders such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon and Rekha Menon of Accenture.
LinkedIn Lite is a lighter version of LinkedIn optimized for slow mobile phone networks, LinkedIn Placements is a program designed to get students into the workforce and LinkedIn Starter Pack is aimed at SMBs and startups. This package is now live at linkedin.com/starterpack and open for applications.
“While LinkedIn has grown multiple folds in India since we started operating here 6 years ago, there’s so much more we want to do here. We are committed to India and to boosting our ability to deliver value to even more members and be a part of their professional growth journey, by investing and innovating locally,” said Akshay Kothari, Country Manager and Head of Product, LinkedIn India.