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TikTok Will Hire 3,000 Engineers

TikTok announced on Wednesday morning it is planning to hire about 3,000 engineers over the next three years, mostly in Europe, Singapore and Canada. The company also said it could hire even more if COVID-19 cases stabilize in these parts of the world.

TikTok announced on Wednesday morning it is planning to hire about 3,000 engineers over the next three years, mostly in Europe, Singapore and Canada. The company also said it could hire even more if COVID-19 cases stabilize in these parts of the world.

“To support our rapid global growth, we plan to continue expanding TikTok’s global engineering team, including adding approximately 3,000 engineers in Canada, Europe, Singapore, as well as the U.S., over the next three years,” a TikTok said in a statement. The popular short-video app pointed out that the United States will remain one of the engineering hubs for the company and hire more staff.

According to a Business Insider report, the move shows that the company has not given up on its expansion plans despite lingering uncertainty over its ownership. President Donald Trump has ordered China’s ByteDance to divest TikTok amid concerns over the safety of the personal data it handles. There are about 1,000 engineers currently working for the company outside of China, nearly half of them based in Mountain View, California.

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