Ningbo to launch week-long event to draw talents
Ningbo in East China's Zhejiang province will kick off a week-long event to attract more global talent to the city on Sept 17, local media reported.
The 2020 Ningbo Talent, Science and Technology Week, which will run until Sept 24, is part of the city's recruitment initiative and will feature 24 activities including job fairs, forums, and innovation and venture contests.
According to the organizers, this year's edition will highlight the introduction of premium talents and focus more on luring youth from around the world to pursue their dreams in Ningbo.
The week-long event will also witness the inauguration of the Ningbo Training Alliance for Excellent Engineers and the establishment of the Ningbo Talent Strategic Advisory Board.
Ningbo has in recent years made strides in expanding its talent pool to fuel its vibrant economy.
In the first seven months of this year, 105,000 college students sought employment or to start their businesses in the city, up 17.5 percent year-on-year. Among them, more than 27 percent held a master's degree or doctoral degree, according to data from the talent office of the CPC Ningbo Municipal Committee.
During the same period, 402 talents - an increase of 30.1 percent year-on-year - were included in the Yongjiang Talent Program, a recruitment initiative launched by Ningbo to attract high-end talents.