Microsoft, which is the owner of LinkedIn plans to shut down the job-connecting platform in China this year.
Mohak Shroff (senior vice president of engineering at LinkedIn), wrote in a blog that the site was facing “a significantly more difficult operating environment and higher compliance requirements in China.”
According to the Wall Street Journal,LinkedIn was informed by China’s internet regulator in March that it had only 30 days to ensure its content was in compliance with local laws.
InJobs will be the new name for the company’s website. It will not have a social media feed nor allow you to share posts and articles.
Shroff stated that “our new strategy for China is putting our focus on helping China’s professionals find jobs in China, and Chinese companies finding quality candidates.”
LinkedIn was founded in China in 2014, and has reportedly attracted more 50 million users in just seven years.