Microsoft, the owner of LinkedIn, intends to close down the China job site later in this year.
Mohak Shroff (senior vice president of engineering at LinkedIn), wrote in a blog that the site was facing “a significantly more difficult work environment and increased compliance demands in China.”
According to the Wall Street Journal,In March, the Chinese internet regulator informed LinkedIn that it had 30 days for better regulation of its content in order to comply with local law.
InJobs, the company’s new website, is being launched. It does not have a social feed nor allow you to share posts and articles.
“Our new strategy for China is to put our focus on helping China-based professionals find jobs in China and helping Chinese companies find good candidates,” said Shroff.
LinkedIn was established in China in 2014, and it has reportedly attracted more than 50 million users in seven years.