LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with over 380 million members in over 200 countries and territories. The site has become a great resource for finding jobs and also for recruiters looking to hire new employees.
More than two-thirds of LinkedIn members are located outside of the United States. LinkedIn has over 39 million students and recent college graduates as members.
The site offers free basic membership to users and upgraded accounts to let you contact and recruit members from $29.99 to $119.95 month. Discounts are available for annual subscriptions.
LinkedIn is currently available in 24 languages: English, Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai and Turkish.
Headquartered in Mountain View, CA, LinkedIn also has U.S. offices in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Omaha and San Francisco. International LinkedIn offices are located in Amsterdam, Bangalore, Delhi, Dublin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Paris, Perth, São Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Sydney, Tokyo and Toronto.
In 2014, the company reported revenues of $2.21 billion, an increase of 45% from the previous year, and net loss of $15.7 million.
LinkedIn reported more than 3 million active job postings for the year.
The company acquired Lynda.com, an online education site, for $1.5 billion in April 2015.
LinkedIn started out in the living room of co-founder Reid Hoffman in 2002. The site officially launched on May 5, 2003.
At the end of the first month in operation, LinkedIn had a total of 4,500 members in its network.
LinkedIn went public on the Nasdaq stock exchange at $45 per share on May 19, 2011. Shares more than doubled in price on the first day.
Updated October 4, 2015