E-commerce giant Alibaba kicks off ‘largest ever’ recruitment drive for new graduates
- Alibaba’s latest recruitment drive opens up new positions in the company and at its major units like Ant Group, Cainiao and Alibaba Health
- Hi-tech jobs on offer include those in the fields of computer engineering, data science, blockchain and security engineering
Hangzhou-based Alibaba, which owns the South China Morning Post, is making 113 different company positions available, 45 of which are being opened to new graduates for the first time, according to the firm’s statement on Tuesday.
The hi-tech positions offered by Alibaba include the fields of computer engineering, data science, blockchain and security engineering. The non-technology jobs for new graduates include product managers, mapping product designers, visual arts, operations, gaming planners, video editors, client managers, and logistics managers and risk strategists.
Alibaba, which had 251,462 total employees worldwide at the end of March, did not provide the total number of new openings for fresh graduates. In the first quarter this year, the company’s total payroll was reduced by 622 people, according to its latest financial release.
The Chinese government is under heavy pressure to create enough jobs for the country’s new graduates. The world’s second-largest economy is predicted to have 9 million university graduates this summer and about 10 million new graduates in 2022.
A survey by Chinese recruitment site Zhaopin.com last month showed that internet, electronics and telecommunications remain popular industries for fresh graduates to enter.