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JD.com hires 15,000 workers for expanding logistics network

China's No. 2 player hones delivery edge over Alibaba with two new hubs

A JD.com logistics center in Beijing: The online retailer opened two more of these facilities last quarter to bring its total to 30.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- JD.com, China's second-largest e-commerce company, will add 15,000 logistics personnel after building two new distribution centers, riding the pandemic-induced online shopping demand with an eye on top player Alibaba Group Holding.

The plans were disclosed to Nikkei by a JD spokesperson. JD Logistics, which handles product storage and delivery, is recruiting the new personnel this quarter. The unit currently employs about 200,000 people.

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