LinkedIn hits 1m users in Saudi Arabia

Overall MENA member base now at 9m

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LinkedIn hits 1m users in Saudi Arabia Professional network LinkedIn now has 9m members in the MENA region.
By  Stephen McBride Published  September 4, 2013

Professional network LinkedIn today announced it has reached 1m registered users in Saudi Arabia.

LinkedIn claims 238m members worldwide and 9m in the MENA region. The company's analysis of Saudi users revealed that the top three skills found on LinkedIn profiles in the kingdom are management, sales and training, while the top three industries in which KSA members work are construction, oil & energy and healthcare.

The top three employers among KSA LinkedIn users were found to be Saudi Aramco, SABIC and Saudi Telecom Company (STC).

In addition, the growing adoption of smart devices in Saudi Arabia has led to an increase in the number of LinkedIn members accessing the platform from mobile devices. Globally, over 33% of LinkedIn members access the company's services through mobile devices and with 200% mobile penetration in Saudi Arabia, professionals in the country are increasingly using handsets to access the network.

"It's great to see over a million Saudi-based professionals already using LinkedIn said Ali Matar, head of Talent Solutions, LinkedIn MENA.

"As well as letting our local members establish their online professional identity, LinkedIn allows professionals to connect to their network of trusted contacts and access new business insights."

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