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Microsoft continues to invest in Detroit, to open new LinkedIn office

LinkedIn revealed today that it’s planning to open a new office in Detroit, Michigan. The professionnal social network will join its parent company Microsoft, which announced earlier this year that it was moving its Southfield, Michigan staff to the One Campus Martius building in downtown Detroit.

After an economic recession hit the Motor City pretty hard these past few years, it seems that Detroit is now on the road to become a major tech hub in the US. According to Mike Gamson, SVP of Gloval Solutions for LinkedIn, “we chose Detroit because we believe the Motor City presents a unique opportunity for LinkedIn to hire top talent and be a part of an exciting economic turnaround story.”

For now, LinkedIn is in the “final stages” of finding a temporary office in downtown Detroit. “Our goal is to have our first employees in that office within the next few months, and as such, we are actively searching for incredible sales professionals at all levels,” explained Gamson. If you live in the area and are interested in joining the social networking service, we invite you to check out all open roles on this page.

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Do you think this is good news for the Motor City?