LinkedIn goes Orange
Mountain View, Calif. — January 27, 2012 — LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network with more than 135 million members worldwide, today launched a Dutch language version. The over 3 million current members in the Netherlands and all new members who join LinkedIn in the future can now select the Dutch language version right from their homepage.
LinkedIn has a growing, highly-engaged membership base in the Netherlands and the addition of a local language version will allow members to communicate, collaborate and share information more easily with their trusted professional contacts and all in their native language.
"LinkedIn has a tremendous opportunity for growth in the Netherlands," said Lot Keijzer, Director LinkedIn BeNeLux. "The Netherlands is the most active LinkedIn country in Europe with the highest level of participation, and we are looking forward to seeing the effects that having the site available in Dutch will bring. From our experience in other countries, local language availability deepens levels of engagement for our members, who greatly benefit from being able to communicate, collaborate and share information in their native language."
The addition of Dutch follows Swedish, Russian, Romanian and Turkish language versions introduced in 2011 and reflects the continued investment that LinkedIn is making in the European market. In addition to Dutch, LinkedIn is available in: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish.
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 135 million members worldwide, including executives from every Fortune 500 company, LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network on the Internet. The company has a diversified business model with revenue coming from member subscriptions, marketing solutions and hiring solutions. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn also has offices across North America, as well as throughout Europe, Asia and Australia.