China’s tech giants go on hiring spree for fresh graduates despite Beijing’s crackdown on the sector

By Josh Ye

Alibaba, ByteDance, and Meituan are hiring thousands of new graduates as competition for new talent heats up. Amid a historic crackdown on China’s tech sector, companies are also working to eliminate 996 work culture and answer Beijing’s call to boost employment. — SCMP

Four of China’s biggest technology titans have each kicked off massive recruitment drives on thousands of college campuses across China, despite Beijing authorities’ historic crackdown on the sector that continues to disrupt business.

In the past two months, TikTok owner ByteDance, on-demand delivery service Meituan and e-commerce giants and Alibaba Group Holding, owner of the South China Morning Post, have all launched recruitment campaigns for 2022. Alibaba called its recruitment drive the company’s “largest ever”, according to a statement on July 20, with 113 available positions, 45 of which are open to new graduates for the first time.

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