Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com announced Monday that the company will open 15,000 new positions for entry-level employees and managers, 67% of which are for its logistics business.
JD.com told KrAsia in a written statement that the company firmly believes in its business development and that it’s “shouldering its social responsibility” by promoting China’s economic growth and supporting employment.
However, JD.com confirmed last week that it is about to lay off 10% of its underperforming senior executives.
Over at rival Alibaba, CEO Daniel Zhang, or Zhang Yong in Chinese, announced on Friday that his company would not stop hiring. He said that a platform’s major responsibility is to create jobs especially when the economy is sluggish.
There’s been a wave of layoffs across China’s tech sector in the past couple of months, as companies are coming to terms with a more pessimistic growth outlook.