- Associated Press - Thursday, August 30, 2012

SUNNYVALE, CALIF. (AP) - Professional networking website LinkedIn plans to expand its California operation to a new campus in Sunnyvale.

The Mountain View-based company said in a regulatory filing on Wednesday that it has reached a deal to lease 580,000 square feet of space in the city.

It plans to build a new campus there that could accommodate 2,900 workers. The campus is expected to open in July 2014.

LinkedIn spokeswoman Erin O’Harra told the San Jose Mercury News ( http://bit.ly/TAkCsL) the company anticipates keeping its headquarters in Mountain View. It is also expanding its space there.

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Information from: San Jose (Calif.) Mercury News, http://www.mercurynews.com