Engineers and quants are still in high demand despite a dismal overall job environment, LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner tells CNBC.
LinkedIn, the largest social network for professionals and job seekers, now has 85 million registered users, adding about one per second, he said. That scale gives the company insight into trends in white-collar employment.
Weiner said LinkedIn is seeing high demand in a few sectors, most notably technology, pharmaceuticals and financial services. Companies in those industries are focused on hiring specialists who can give them an edge in their core business.
In an interview at the Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco, Weiner also talked about how LinkedIn's approach to its platform is evolving in the age of smartphones.