Social enterprise platform LinkedIn is now serving one million users in Singapore. Based on the country’s population of 5 million people that would mean the network now serves 20% of the country’s citizens.
LinkedIn launched in Singapore in 2011 and now reports that 70 percent of Singapore’s labor force and students now have accounts on the website.
Singapore is now the fourth market in the Asia-Pacific region to surpass the one million users milestone. Other countries include Malaysia and the Philippines (1.5 million).
LinkedIn has been focusing much of its efforts on international growth. The social enterprise network also includes big numbers in Australia (4 million), China (3 million) and a massive 19 million users in India.
The Philippines is an important business hub in Asia so it should come as no surprise that its emerging tech and online services markets have helped skyrocket the social enterprises user base.
According to TechCrunch the top five represented industries in Singapore are IT, banking, financial services, oil and energy, and education management. The top international companies representing Singapore employees are Standard Chartered Bank, Hewlett-Packard, Google, Solutions for Emerging Asia, and IBM.
On a global scale LinkedIn is now singing up two new users per second.