Even before the world’s largest online professional network listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), it was growing its footprint across the world. One of their biggest markets? Asia Pacific. LinkedIn launched its regional headquarters in Singapore in May last year, and today it announced the opening of Hong Kong office, its 25th office globally and 9th office within Asia Pacific.
The Hong Kong office looks to support close to half a million LinkedIn members living in the territory as well as the millions of LinkedIn members in the North Asia region, and begins operations with a team of half a dozen local staff across marketing solutions, hiring solutions and marketing.
“With more than 2,400 regional company offices and over 1,300 regional headquarters,Hong Kong’s skilled talent base and reputation as a leading international center of finance and business make it an important market for LinkedIn given our aim is to connect the world’s talent with opportunity,” says Arvind Rajan, LinkedIn Managing Director and Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our footprint in the region at a time when professionals in Hong Kong are placing a growing emphasis on social media. LinkedIn offers an unprecedented way for professionals to get access to local and international contacts, expertise and opportunities,” he adds.
Here’s an infographic that shows some numbers of LinkedIn impact on Asia Pacific and Hong Kong:
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