Bringing Companies and Jobs APIs to the Professional Web

May 26, 2011

Since we launched our Open Platform in late 2009, LinkedIn’s Developer Network has grown to over 25,000 registered developers making 2 Billion monthly calls, bringing the power of LinkedIn’s professional graph to applications and websites everywhere.

Today we are excited to announce new platform capabilities that will enable app developers to bring even more LinkedIn insights to our members, through their apps.

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Rich new Company and Jobs APIs

Today, we’re launching a set of powerful APIs to access the rich information about Companies and Jobs on LinkedIn.  This will help developers bring company content and job opportunities to our members, wherever they want to see them.

LinkedIn’s company pages contain rich profile and product data for more than 2 million small and large businesses. Imagine an email application allowing you to lookup the company that the sender works for, with a rich display of company information, further linking to people who you know at that company.  Think of an innovative mobile app that enables you to search across company profiles by industry, location, size, and more.  Our new Company APIs give developers the ability to:

Jobs on LinkedIn provide opportunities for professionals to take a step on their career ladder. The new Jobs APIs enable LinkedIn Job postings to reach desktop apps, websites, and career pages.  Now every company’s career site can feature their LinkedIn jobs and enable users to search by location, job function, industry, and most importantly access their relationship to the company employees and hiring manager through our professional graph. Our new Jobs APIs give developers the ability to:

Javascript or REST – Take your Pick

We know that it is important to make our API capabilities available to developers in the technologies that they are comfortable with. Thanks to the flexibility of our platform, our new Companies and Jobs APIs are accessible via our easy to use JavaScript API as well as our language agnostic REST API.

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Stay tuned — we have more exciting things planned this summer.  Please don’t be shy to tell us what you think — either by commenting or participating in the forums at