Chinese grocery retail chain Freshippo, which is owned and operated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, is hiring more temporary staff, as demand for online grocery deliveries increase during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Handout

E-commerce companies offer temporary jobs to thousands amid coronavirus outbreak

  • Business units of Alibaba and JD.com, as well as e-commerce start-up Meicai, have initiated temporary staff recruitment programmes
  • Their demand for temporary workers followed a sharp rise in grocery deliveries across the country
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak

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Chinese grocery retail chain Freshippo, which is owned and operated by e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding, is hiring more temporary staff, as demand for online grocery deliveries increase during the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Handout
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Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai

Sarah Dai, based in Beijing, covers technology and capital flows in the world of start-ups in Greater China. Previously, she worked as financial correspondent for Caixin Media in Hong Kong for over two years and wrote for China Daily in Beijing and London.

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Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.