LinkedIn said it added new features to help job seekers and businesses during the pandemic, and made recruitment tools free for those fighting the pandemic.
So far this week India's biggest airline IndiGo has said it will cut 10% of its staff and United Kingdom retailer Marks & Spencer has announced 950 job losses.
The move, the company said, is being taken due to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, which has already affected thousands of jobs at start-ups like OYO Rooms, Uber, Ola, Swiggy, and Zomato.
Mr Roslansky said LinkedIn was "not immune to the effects of the global pandemic".
California-based LinkedIn is owned by Microsoft.
LinkedIn is laying off almost 1,000 employees, approximately 6% of its workforce globally, with unemployment in the US above 13% and national economies from Europe and Asia, to the Americas, shrinking due to the pandemic.
As a result, "there are roles that are no longer needed as we adjust to the reduced demand in our internal hiring and for our talent products globally".
Announcing the plan in a message posted on LinkedIn's website, Mr Roslansky said the company would provide at least 10 weeks of severance pay as well as health insurance for a year for USA employees, and will hire for newly-created roles from laid-off staff.
He concluded, "As I said above, this is the only reduction we're planning".
Affected employees will have the opportunity to keep company-issued smartphones, laptops and other equipment, and the LinkedIn global immigration team will provide personalized support to those on company-sponsored visas, as well as pay for one-on-one consultations with external immigration legal advisors.
As lockdowns to contain the coronavirus have hit businesses around the world, LinkedIn's business has been hit as companies lay off staff or sharply curtail hiring new employees.