TikTok, a short-form video platform based in San Francisco, China, announced that it would employ approximately 3,000 additional engineers worldwide, including the United States.
TikTok is in the middle of a three-year hiring campaign in the midst of the layoffs of employees at several of the largest tech companies worldwide.
“We have always been more cautious in terms of recruitment. We’re still hiring, although at the pace that we think has to correspond with the global challenges that we’re facing,” TikTok Chief Executive Shou Zi Chew was quoted as saying.
The report says that TikTok is also hiring at its main hub in Singapore.
The video platform intends to expand its largest engineering hub in the United States, which currently houses more than 1,000 engineers.
Additionally, according to the report, TikTok recruiters have contacted individuals who have recently been laid off from competitors Meta and Twitter.
Additionally, the company intends to expand its nascent e-commerce team and its commercialization team, which will determine how to generate revenue from the app.
Additionally, it intends to employ contractors to check the app for inappropriate videos, both in the United States and at a Dublin, Ireland, content-moderation hub., added the report.
ByteDance, TikTok’s parent company in China, is also continuing to hire Chinese workers, with some of the new hires working on TikTok and others assisting ByteDance with chip development.