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Alibaba hunts for staff on Microsoft turf

China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, the world’s largest e-commerce firm, has begun hunting staff in Seattle, home turf of Inc and Microsoft Corp, focusing on savvy cloud computing hires as it ramps up US operations.

Three positions were open to people in Seattle, two of which also allow applications for Alibaba’s Silicon Valley offices, according to advertisements on LinkedIn Corp’s business networking site in the past week.

Several recruiters in the region said they had registered the firm’s hiring drive, suggesting Alibaba is eying staff at rival Amazon as well as Microsoft and Facebook Inc.

(Source: Shanghai Daily)