Social-media app, TikTok, has hired a bunch of talent from top giants, such as Google and Facebook, as the wildly popular video-sharing app looks to grow its workforce.
After the ban in India, the threat of a ban in the US has led to these continued expansion plans.
According to a CNBC report, the China-owned app has hired dozens of staff from Google and Facebook in the US, which includes a number of high-profile executives too.
The app, which already has a 1,400-strong workforce in the US, said it plans to hire 10,000 employees more over the next three years.
The Company’s largest offices in the US happen to be in Mount View, California and New York.
In early July, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had said that the US is “looking at” banning TikTok and other Chinese social-media apps.
Meanwhile, in India, 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, were banned on June 29 amid rising border tensions along the Line of Actual Control. After the ban, the CEO of TikTok wrote a letter to the employees in India saying, “Our employees are our biggest strength, and their well-being is our topmost priority. We have also assured more than 2,000 strong workforce that we will do everything in our power to restore the positive experiences and opportunities that they can be proud of.