LinkedIn is Lacking Jobs for Young People


LinkedIn announced its Q1 earnings today: $ 473.2 million in revenue, exceeding Wall Street’s expectations. Execs were optimistic about the company’s long-term strategy in content marketing and international expansion, as well as its investments in infrastructure like data centers. See the slideshow above for more details on the company’s financials.

Some takeaways from the earnings call:

  • Homepage traffic is growing 50 percent faster than the rest of the site.
  • Pageviews per unique visitor are at record levels.
  • Forty-two percent of its traffic is mobile, which is expected to surpass 50 percent this year.
  • LinkedIn Publishing has better-than-expected growth by all metrics: posts per person, engagement and pageviews.

The company is seeing a disproportionate number of younger users join the network, but is having trouble delivering job opportunities for them. The social network is hoping to ramp up the comprehensiveness of its job offerings to help students find their first jobs on the platform.

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