By Marcus Leach

LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD), the world's largest professional network on the Internet, has announced a new plugin that enables job seekers to easily submit their LinkedIn profile for job opportunities on an employer’s website. By clicking the new Apply with LinkedIn button on a company’s website, consumers and companies alike will be able to find more opportunities, candidates and insights that will ultimately help them land their dream job or dream candidate.

“In this challenging jobs environment, LinkedIn's ability to connect talent with opportunities, on a massive scale, is more essential than ever. Apply with LinkedIn is the next phase of our open platform effort and we hope an important catalyst in creating economic opportunity for our members,” said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.

“Apply with LinkedIn provides an easy way for job seekers to put their best foot forward when applying for new opportunities and demonstrates a confidence in their professional identity and brand which showcases their acquired skills, experiences and professional connections,” explains Deep Nishar, SVP of products and user experience at LinkedIn. “Companies also gain access to one of the most qualified and coveted talent pools of more than 100 million LinkedIn professionals around the world.”

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