LinkedIn inks agreement to create more jobs for students

Mumbai, Nov 2 (IANS) Professional networking website LinkedIn on Wednesday announced that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Human Resources Development Ministry to create more job opportunities for students across the country.

As part of the agreement, LinkedIn’s recently launched “Placements” product will be adopted by all Indian colleges affiliated with All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE).

Placements provides a level playing field for all students, regardless of their location or college and allows them to take an online assessment test, which gives them direct access to thousands of openings in 35 top corporates in the country.

“Our objective with Placements is to help India’s best talent get access to job opportunities, regardless of their location. With this partnership, we are excited to see our vision quickly become a reality,” said Akshay Kothari, Country Manager and Head of Product, LinkedIn India, in a statement.

Placements was piloted in November 2015 and then LinkedIn opened the product in September 2016 to students at all colleges and universities in India.

In less than eight weeks from the launch, over two lakh students registered for the product and there were over 1.2 million job applications.

–IANS

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