TikTok owner on hiring spree in Singapore

Beijing-based ByteDance continues to rapidly expand its operations in the Asia Pacific region

TikTok owner on hiring spree in Singapore

ByteDance, the owner of video app TikTok, is rapidly expanding its workforce in the Asia Pacific region, with Singapore its current target for a massive hiring spree. This is in line with their announcement to make Singapore its APAC headquarters.

The latest report showed that ByteDance had posted 338 jobs in Singapore in the past six months, this includes both technical roles and senior management positions. The story was first reported by Financial Times. At last check, HRD found about 210 open roles on LinkedIn posted by ByteDance and TikTok. HR roles like HRBP and talent acquisition manager were posted just weeks ago.

Prior to this, the company was reportedly growing its base in Australia, where they were slated to add about 100 employees by end of 2020. There are currently about six open roles for the Sydney office.

Read more: ‘Huge opportunity’: TikTok hiring spree underway as Australian audience skyrockets

The tech firm’s careers site boasted that they now have over 60,000 employees in more than 120 cities around the world. Those numbers are set to grow in the coming months, with open roles updated frequently, including for jobs in its APAC locations.

Besides Singapore and Sydney, they’re actively hiring for 44 jobs in Jakarta and 60 jobs in Kuala Lumpur. They’re also looking for recruits in relatively smaller offices in Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City and Manila.

When HRD reported about the Aussie hiring spree last November, a spokesperson told us that their focus is on “continuing to grow our local operations and invest in our growing community”. This includes hiring the right local talent and investing in local users, creators and brands. Even then they saw “huge opportunities to further scale at a rapid pace”, suggesting their ambition for hypergrowth in their targeted consumer markets.

Besides the globally viral phenomenon TikTok, ByteDance owns another six applications that are currently accessible in different markets. Lark for example is a collaboration tool available in Japan and Singapore, while BaBe is a localised news and content app in Indonesia. The open roles will thus be for jobs for its variety of products.

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