Alibaba Group’s cloud-computing division today announced its commitment to hire 5,000 technology staff globally over the course of the next 10 months.
According to Alibaba Cloud, jobs will be created in various areas, including networks, databases, servers, chips and artificial intelligence.
“In light of the fast-growing demand of digital shift from global clients in all sectors, we are continuing with our commitment to offering world-class cloud services,” said Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “To move forward [at] full speed, we are not only building trusted cloud technologies and services, but also investing in worldwide IT talents who are pioneering the development of cutting-edge cloud and data intelligence technologies.”
Ranked by Gartner as the largest cloud-computing service provider in Asia Pacific, Alibaba Cloud has been steadily expanding its capacities to power Alibaba’s digital economy. Since the outbreak of Covid-19, it has ramped up its cloud-based technologies to enable remote working and learning. Its technology-research unit DAMO Academy also rolled out cloud-based solutions to support companies, research organizations and healthcare providers in the fight against the pandemic.
In April, Alibaba Cloud announced that it would invest an additional RMB200 billion (US$28 billion) into its cloud infrastructure over the next three years in an effort to accelerate digital transformation for businesses, especially in wake of Covid-19.
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