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Monday, April 09, 2018, 16:12
Alibaba creates over 36.8 million jobs in 2017
By Xinhua
Monday, April 09, 2018, 16:12 By Xinhua

This undated photo shows pedestrians walk past the headquarters of Alibaba Group in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province. (WANG DINGCHANG / XINHUA)

BEIJING - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba created over 36.8 million jobs last year via its expansive retail ecosystem, a report showed.

The company's various e-commerce platforms like Tmall and Taobao, which covers over 500 million consumers, offered about 14.05 million jobs to online retailers in 2017, according to a report from the Renmin University of China.

Apparel and textiles, daily necessities and home appliances were the top three retail items that offered the most jobs, the report showed.

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The booming online retail service also helped boost demand for professionals in upstream and downstream sectors like R&D, design, manufacturing and logistics, totaling about 22.76 million jobs.

Alibaba saw its revenue grow 56 percent year on year in the fourth quarter of last year.

As the e-commerce market evolves, more professionals who can make mid-and-long-term development plans, capable of reforming business models and combining digital technologies with offline retail skills that are in high demand, according to the report.

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