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ByteDance plans to hire 10,000 employees in two months amid fast expansion

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The short video service is mainly looking for experienced candidates in e-commerce, gaming, and education.

Chinese short video and livestreaming company ByteDance has announced that it will hire another 10,000 employees from Wednesday to the end of this year to meet its increasing need for talent, according to a WeChat post from the firm.

The new openings include roles for experienced e-commerce, gaming, and education specialists located in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, as well as Hangzhou, Guangzhou, Chengdu, and Wuhan.

ByteDance said last month that TikTok, its short video app used outside of the Chinese mainland, plans to hire 3,000 engineers, mainly in Europe, Canada, and Singapore over the next three years, according to Chinese media outlet PEDaily.

ByteDance’s HR department said that fast business expansion is behind the hiring spree.

TikTok’s Chinese version Douyin, with 600 million daily active users, plans to help video creators on the platform earn RMB 80 billion (USD 12 billion) in the next 12 months, doubling the RMB 41.7 billion (USD 6.2 billion) they made in the past year, through livestreaming e-commerce and advertising.

The company also just launched the new brand Dali Education to boost its online learning platforms and Xiaohe Yiliao to ignite its healthcare business, KrASIA reported this month.

When the hiring target is met, ByteDance will have a workforce of 100,000 worldwide, said the HR department in the WeChat post. The firm had 60,000 employees at the end of March, according to PEDaily.

Alibaba employed 120,535 at the end of June, according to its website. At the same time, Tencent counted 70,756 employees, up from 56,310 a year ago, according to the interim financial report.

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