LinkedIn opens new office in Brazil

São Paulo – July 3, 2013 – LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, with more than 225 million members worldwide, today celebrates the opening of its new office in São Paulo, a year and a half after the company established a local presence. Today, there are 13 million Brazilians connected to the network, positioning Brazil as the third largest market for LinkedIn in number of members, only behind the United States and India.

“This new work environment will engage our team and clients even more, as it supports LinkedIn’s plans of expansion in Brazil,” explains LinkedIn’s country manager, Osvaldo Barbosa de Oliveira, about the 18.000 square feet structure located in the Pinheiros neighborhood in São Paulo. “LinkedIn is transforming the recruiting industry. Since we established our presence in the country in November 2011, we have more than doubled our membership from six million to 13 million, and our business solutions are now being used by over 500 companies, both national and multinational."

LinkedIn Talent Solutions offer companies a unique, more efficient and direct way to find, engage and hire high quality candidates. It makes recruiting at scale easier than ever before and gives recruiters a competitive edge in the war for talent. LinkedIn Marketing Solutions help advertisers and marketers reach influential, affluent and highly educated audiences in a very relevant, highly targeted and engaging way.

According to Mr. Barbosa de Oliveira, the Brazilian office will also represent Latin America. The first activities will be focused on Marketing Solutions. “LinkedIn believes Latin America is an important region with high potential and wants to present its solutions to all Latin American companies. Now, with a focused team and an established local office, it will be easier to reinforce LinkedIn’s presence in those countries."

About LinkedIn
Founded in 2003, LinkedIn connects the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. With more than 225 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 Talent Solutions, Marketing Solutions and Premium Subscriptions products. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, LinkedIn has offices across the globe.