Shaoxing in East China's Zhejiang province launched its 2021 Skilled Workers Introduction program on Jan 28, with the aim of recruiting professionals from across the country.
Representatives from 96 universities, as well as branches of the Shaoxing Commerce Chamber and the Overseas Shaoxing Community attended the launch ceremony via video.
In recent years, Shaoxing has focused on introducing skilled workers, listing it as an important strategy for the city to return to be among China's top 30 cities in economic strength.
As Shaoxing initiated its ambitious plans to develop the integrated circuit, biological medicine, and high polymer materials industries, the city is now facing a lack of skilled workers in these fields.
Statistics revealed that Shaoxing will face a shortage of 35,000 skilled workers in 2022 in the field of integrated circuits alone.
A number of innovation competitions, focusing on digital economy, biological medicine, and high polymer materials, will be held as part of the program in an effort to attract skilled workers.
Shaoxing in East China's Zhejiang province launches its 2021 Skilled Workers Introduction program on Jan 28, with the aim of recruiting professionals from across the country. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]
Shaoxing will also set up liaison offices in several major Chinese and foreign cities, including Shanghai, Nanjing, Los Angeles, and Vancouver, to strengthen its links with skilled workers.
At the ceremony, the Shaoxing human resources bureau inked cooperation deals with 10 nationally well-known human resources institutes to promote the development of the city's human resources industry.
Human resources institutes will be eligible for monetary awards if they manage to recruit professional talents to work in Shaoxing.
The Skilled Workers Introduction program of Shaoxing has been run since 2018. As part of the program, Shaoxing has held more than 30 presentations and 240 job fairs in over 30 cities.
Shaoxing has also signed deals with over 40 prestigious universities and research institutes in regards to skilled workers introduction.
Representatives from the Shaoxing human resources bureau and a number of well-known human resources institutes in China sign cooperation deals at the launch ceremony of the Shaoxing Skilled Workers Introduction program. [Photo/zj.zjol.com.cn]