Who is Richard Liu?
Richard Liu is the founder and CEO of JD.com. Richard started his company in 1998 when he was only 19 years old.
Richard Liu started working on his entrepreneurial career at an early age and was busy designing several business plans when he was 14 years old. At that time, Richards’ interest was concentrated on computer programming. One of his first notable programs, in 1992, was a system for personal use for people to keep track of stock quotes and buying information.
Liu’s career path had its ups and downs, making him the successful businessman we know today. Liu attended The People’s University of China, majoring in sociology. He taught himself how to code at the university because he knew it was a valuable skill. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree and was employed as the director of computers for Japan Life. His position enabled him to grasp the importance of online presence in the industry.
He founded Jingdong, and he used his magneto-optical products to branch out, finding success in brick-and-mortar sales. After China’s SARS outbreak, he closed all physical locations of his company and started selling his products online, heavily investing in positive customer service experience in browsing and delivery.
What is JD.com?
It is an e-commerce company established by Liu in 2000 under Jingdong. Jingdong, a physical sales company for magneto-optical products, changed its name to 360buy Jingdong after venturing into online sales. The company found massive success in the online platform and had already garnered more than 300 million active customers by 2016, making it a giant in the e-commerce market.
It incorporated drones for same-day deliveries. This technology alone cemented its vast ever-growing customer base. The company is also the leader in artificial intelligence and big data that other competitors in China are striving to catch up to. The company is constantly growing, and they hope to provide their service to other regions in the future.
With the pre-eminent leadership of Liu Qiangdong, the company has gained a reputation for excellence in the e-commerce industry. It has achieved so much in the industry.
1. Diverse Job Opportunities Benefit Fresh Graduates and Many Others
The company is a global e-commerce company with a diverse range of business lines and opportunities for employees in different regions, promoting diversity in their talent structure.
The company encourages the modernization of physical stores, businesses, and farmers by empowering technology and services to create a more efficient experience for customers. This alone has indirectly influenced the employment of more than 20 million people.
For a considerable length of time, the company has not dispensed with any endeavor to invest in abilities and talents, creating a lot of positions for graduates in recent years, which is good news. There’s been a steady increase in the number of job opportunities for graduates. That number has increased over the last four years, with an estimated 35% salary increase for fresh graduates in 2022.
The job offers can qualify for hiring fresh graduates, experienced workers, and professionals from all industries who want to change jobs or seek a second career change.
2. Donates RMB 100 Million Yuan Worth COVID-19 Relief Materials to Hong Kong
To help the people in need in the disaster area, the company launched a donation campaign on February 8th, which was widely supported by the public worldwide. The company donated 100 million Yuan worth of anti-epidemic materials to medical workers in Hong Kong. The company collaborates with a leading volunteer organization, Hong Kong Community Anti-Coronavirus Link, to fight against the pandemic resurgence in Hong Kong.
There are over 6,000 boxes of protective equipment that have been shipped from different factories and warehouses in the first week of February alone.