Beijing time on the morning of April 4, according tomedia reports, despite the many well-known technology start-ups have made layoffs, but the cash-rich tech giants continue to increase the number of employees. Amazon’s orders for fresh ester and other necessities have surged during the new corona virus outbreak, so the company is also continuing to hire. On March 16th Amazon said it planned to hire an additional 100,000 warehouse workers and couriers. Amazon had 798,000 employees by the end of 2019. Amazon said thursday that 80,000 such jobs have been hired.
Amazon is not the only company to do so. On Thursday, Facebook’s chief operating officer, Sheryl Sandberg, said the company plans to hire another 10,000 people for its product and engineering teams by the end of the year. At the end of 2019, Facebook had 44,942 employees. In addition to research and development jobs, Facebook has continued to add platform content managers over the past two years.
At the same time, other tech giants are hiring, although current interviews can only be conducted via video.
Microsoft’s LinkedIn recruitment page shows that the company has added hundreds of engineering and management jobs in the past 24 hours. In the past two weeks, Microsoft has opened many other jobs. Most jobs are in the US, but Microsoft is also hiring in places like the UK and India.
Google’s LinkedIn recruitment page has also posted hundreds of new jobs in the past 24 hours. Google’s new position involves more sales and management functions than Microsoft’s. Google has been hiring sales and customer support positions for its cloud computing division in recent quarters.
Apple’s LinkedIn recruitment page looks similar to Microsoft’s. Recently, the company released hundreds of engineering and management positions in the United States and other countries.
While the tech giants are hiring, many loss-making start-ups have been laying off workers and cutting cash bills. At present, the growth of start-ups and their ability to raise capital in the future are being questioned.
Some companies that have secured investments in vCs are laying off workers, such as share-electric scooter start-ups Bird and Lime. During the outbreak, the companies’ businesses were suspended and revenues fell sharply. However, start-ups in areas such as e-commerce and corporate software are not entirely unaffected. U.S. media recently compiled reports of layoffs at start-ups, finding that more than 40 such companies have shed more than 3,800 jobs.
Cash-rich technology companies tend to be more powerful in today’s environment than their peers, which have limited cash and are still consuming cash, and surely include the largest. (Vikin)