Chinese B2C e-commerce website has announced via its official microblog that it plans to recruit 20,000 new e-commerce talents in 2012 to meet the development demands of the company. The newly recruited employees will reportedly include 5,000 university graduates, 1,000 software engineers, and 1,000 employees with industry experience. At present, has over 13,000 employees, working at various departments like procurement, development, logistics, sales, and marketing. Liu Qiangdong, chairman and chief executive officer of, said that training a core e-commerce team at the beginning of the business is the major competitiveness of the company.