Alibaba gets 1000 applications for a job for 60 year old candidates…the corporation to die for?

Is Alibaba the corporation to die for? That is, has it become the ultimate corporation in job hunting for the hungry job seekers out there?

Alibaba’s Taobao posted a job vacancy for a “senior research fellow,” the compay received 1,000 applications within 24 hours. 

Taobao, China’s biggest online retailer, is hiring two people who must be aged 60 years or older to assess new products aimed at middle-aged and senior consumers.

“We received over 1,000 resumes within the first day of posting the job ad, with applicants ranging from former teaches, judges, police officer and public servants expressing their interest,” an Alibaba spokesperson told Business Insider, adding that a lot of younger Taobao users are encouraging their parents to apply.

The job ad also says that Taobao will soon be “full of middle-aged and elderly consumer groups” which consists of more than 30 million users aged over 50.