Alibaba will hire 5,000 workers as the pandemic leads to demand for cloud services

Alibaba will hire 5,000 workers as the pandemic leads to demand for cloud services

The new jobs will be in areas including networks, databases, servers, chips and artificial intelligence, the company said. Ali Baba (GRANDMA) is the largest cloud provider in Asia and the third largest in the world, according to research firm Gartner.

“China’s digital transformation journey, which was once expected to take three to five years, is now likely to be accelerated and completed within a year,” said Jeff Zhang, president of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence.

The job announcement comes after Alibaba pledged to spend 200 billion yuan ($ 28 billion) in April over the next three years to build more data centers. Cloud revenue in the technology giant rose to 40 billion yuan ($ 5.7 billion) in fiscal 2020, an increase of 62% over the previous year.

Unemployment rose during the pandemic. But there are still companies that are being hired amid the economic disaster, as changing consumer habits are forcing companies in a variety of industries to gain talent.

Kroger (KR), Dollar General and Aldi are among the food and trade companies hiring workers. There are open positions of the defense contractor Raytheon (RTN) and a pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GLAXF), In the technology industry, PayPal (PYPL), Epic Games and Riot Games invaded hiring.
Amazon (AMZN),, Microsoft (MSFT) and Google owner alphabet (GOOGL) all major players in the cloud, which refers to the delivery of computer services such as storage, databases, software and analysis over the Internet.

Microsoft has hundreds of open positions related to its Azure cloud service, according to ads on LinkedIn, the social media platform it acquired in 2016, while Amazon lists thousands of cloud tasks on its own website. Google has hundreds more openings in cloud services.

The American software company VMware has 1350 openings worldwide, many of which are in cloud services – a priority for hiring the company.

Demand for cloud services is growing worldwide as more people work and attend classes at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Some universities are preparing to give online lectures next year and are looking for providers to manage the backup of their data.

Google Meet, the company’s video communications service, has seen a 30-fold increase in usage since January, adding about 3 million new users and serving 3 billion video calls a day.

stagnation (WORK), a communications platform that uses Amazon Web Services as its preferred cloud provider, added 12,000 paying customers and 90,000 new organizations for the three months ending April 30. Cisco (CSCO) and Zoom (ZM) they have also noticed a jump in the use of their collaboration tools.

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