ByteDance, the Chinese start-up behind the popular short-video app TikTok, is looking to hire 10,000 new employees, defying a global chill that has forced many technology companies around the world to lay off workers.

The Beijing-based company has benefited from the coronavirus pandemic because many of its 1.5-billion monthly users are trapped at home with extra time to spend on its stable of more than a dozen apps.

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