One of China’s largest e-commerce companies, JD.com (JD.com), yesterday pledged to provide more than 20,000 new jobs to those unable to work because of the Wuhan coronavirus. These workers will get new short-term jobs, including shop assistants, packers and delivery men, among others. At the same time, Alibaba (BABA) launched a “staff sharing” program on Monday that will help people find new jobs. The coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan is up to now, and the Chinese have to stay at home, which makes the number of online shoppers in China continue to increase, which is a very big challenge for these e-commerce companies. (The picture on the right shows JD.com’s protection of the courier. At the same time, they also tried to use the robot courier in the picture to reduce the crowd’s contact.)
Therefore, JD.com and Alibaba not only helped themselves but also demonstrated their social responsibility, not just making money.
(Tengkai Liu 2/12/2020)