Zhejiang hunts for Hong Kong talent

(ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2017-03-21


Job hunters flock to booths at the 2017 Recruitment Fair for Zhejiang Enterprises in Hong Kong on March 18. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]

A recruitment fair for Zhejiang enterprises attracted more than 4,300 job hunters in Hong Kong on March 18.

Aiming to recruit high-caliber talent for Zhejiang's modern service industry, 80 companies, universities and research institutes from industries like education, finance and information technology offered more than 1,100 jobs for recent Hong Kong graduates. Preliminary agreements were reached with 910 applicants at the fair.

Many job seekers queued at the booth of famous beverage giant Wahaha. Wang Kai, company recruiter, helped introduce job information and requirements to hopeful applicants at the fair. Wang graduated from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and was employed by Wahaha at last year's fair. "I've felt the vitality of Zhejiang after settling in Hangzhou," Wang said. "I hope more graduates from Hong Kong can create businesses and careers there."

Jin Bin, a young man from Jilin province, just finished studying hydraulic engineering at HKU. Jin said he is familiar with Zhejiang from previously visiting the province and has been keeping a close eye on Zhejiang's water governance." The opportunities and friendly environment in Zhejiang make it a good place for work and life," Jin said. He talked with Zhejiang Development & Planning Institute, expressing an eagerness to contribute to the province's green economy.

Zhejiang's internationalization has given rise to a demand for those talented in foreign languages. Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU) also attended the fair hoping to attract professional linguists. "Hong Kong is a highly internationalized city and is home of many renowned universities," said recruiter Zhang Lin. "We hope to get the attention of talented people here."

The recruitment fair also launched cooperative projects in Hong Kong for cultural creation, tourism, cold-chain logistics and scientific research.


A recruiter from Zhejiang talks with a job seeker at the recruitment fair in Hong Kong on March 18. [Photo/zjol.com.cn]