Hangzhou hungry for global talents

(ezhejiang.gov.cn) Updated : 2019-11-06

Professionals in digital economy and new manufacturing, two key fields emphasized by the organizers, will be invited to help companies resolve technical problems, according to the official.

"We hope people can come and learn about Hangzhou's work and business climate, including policies regarding innovation and startups, as well as possible career paths," Chen said.

The Hangzhou International Human Resources Exchanges and Cooperation Conference has been held every year since 2009 with agreements on 1,406 projects worth a total of 19.54 billion yuan ($2.79 billion) having been signed.

Largely due to the annual conference, Hangzhou is becoming an increasingly popular destination for talents, and more are deciding to stay in the city to pursue their professional careers.

Hangzhou recorded a 13.6 percent net inflow rate of middle and high-end talent in 2018, ranking first in the country, according to a news conference on May 16. In the first half of 2019, the number was about 8.82 percent, dwarfing all other cities, according to a report by Liepin, China's leading job recruitment site.

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