Online retail puts 1 million to work

18:17, May 18, 2010      

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The Taobao employment index, released by the largest Asian Internet retailer Taobao.com yesterday, showed that Taobao.com had created nearly 1.1 million direct and adequate employment opportunities as of April 30, 2010. Around 14,000 people in Henan Province got their jobs at online stores.

The data also suggested that according to the income level, owners of online stores on Taobao.com with 1,000 to 2,000 yuan of income per month accounted for 39.3 percent. From the data, it can be seen that opening stores on Taobao.com mainly solves the basic employment issue.

The rapid development of online retail offers not only new choices for consumers, but also new employment opportunities for people. The statistics show that the owners of online stores in the Yangtze River Delta and Pearl River Delta account for 50 percent. Guangdong, Shanghai and Zhejiang hold the top three spots.

According to the calculation by IDC, a world famous consultant institute, each online store that is opened in turn creates 2.85 employment chances in related industries. That is to say that as of April 30, 2010, online sales had created nearly 40,000 positions in industries throughout Henan Province.

By People's Daily Online

(Editor:黄硕)

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