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8K job vacancies open for college students, ByteDance conducts its largest campus recruitment

8K job vacancies open for college students, ByteDance conducts its largest campus recruitment 73

Exceeding over 110,000 of employees, ByteDance continues to hire fresh college graduates at a rapid pace.

In 2019, the company has recruited 5,000 new staff followed by 6,000 in 2020, and hired 7,000 people in its most recent campus recruitment last March.

Key Highlights

  • Since its founding in 2012, ByteDance’s announcement of opening 8,000 job vacancies for graduating college students is the largest one yet.
  • The recruitment is open for students who are set to graduate between September 2021 and August 2022.
  • Over 20 cities across China have available jobs in R&D, product development, business operations, sales, design, marketing, technical support, and game creation.
  • The positions in product development have significantly doubled since last year while more than half of these jobs are in R&D.

Why it Matters

  • These recent recruitment efforts conducted by ByteDance has extensively added more people to work for the company making its staff size larger than Tencent.
  • However, this rapid expansion of people has created concerns about the company’s future direction.
  • ByteDance’s edtech arm, Dali Education, has fired thousands of employees earlier this month after some strict restraints on after-school tutoring industry implemented by the central government.
  • Furthermore, ByteDance has been nurturing new streams of revenue other than business ads published in its popular apps Douyin and Toutiao.
Faith Baltazar
Journalist at News Asia Today.