|LinkedIn which has globally grown to more than 150 million members worldwide in February has now passed three million Australian members, and has opened up a Perth office.
As part of building its presence nationally, the company also announced it will be opening a third office in Perth. LinkedIn set up a direct presence in Australia by establishing an office in Sydney in January 2010 and opened an office in Melbourne in March 2011.
"We estimate there are around 4.8 million professionals in Australia, which means over 60% of Australia's professional population is now on LinkedIn," said Clifford Rosenberg, managing director for LinkedIn in Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
The top three industry sectors represented on LinkedIn are IT, Financial Services and Accounting
While the top three companies represented by employees are Telstra, National Australia Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia
"Professionals in Australia are evidently realising the potential of LinkedIn as a place where their experience, connections and shared knowledge come together to enable them to grow their online brand, gain insights, as well as find new business or career opportunities," he added.
The company also moved into a larger premise in Sydney and now has over 50 employees working across their hiring solutions and marketing business groups, as well as marketing, public relations and operations support for the ANZ region.