Professional networking platform Linkedin has announced it has crossed 50 million users in India. The company has doubled its user base in India in the last four years.
The number of of Linkedin users in India witnessed a surge since professional networking has become a crucial tool to secure adequate job positions. In 2009, the company had only 3.4 million users in the country.
“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”, said Akshay Kothari, Linkedin’s counrty manager and international product head.
Linkedin will continue to focus on students, career starters, and professionals, beyond knowledge workers to expand its user base in the country. The Indian user base of Linkedin mainly represents a diverse section of industries, jobs, and skills.
On the other hand, global giant Google has also launched a job search feature for India under Google for Jobs. This trend indicates that big companies are betting big on India. It is likely to bring a positive change as it is expected to reduce the skill gap in the country.