Cities resume search for new talent

BEIJING: Talented individuals are once again choosing to seek new lives in big cities as epidemic controls have eased, with most flocking to places like Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen in the Greater Bay Area, attracted by their economic and commercial environment.
A recent report by Zhaopin, an online recruitment agency, and financial analyst Zeping Hongguan, shows that cities in the Yangtze River Delta area such as Shanghai and Hangzhou in Zhejiang province attracted roughly 24 percent of the talented individuals from elsewhere in the country in 2022.
The Greater Bay Area and cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region are also proving attractive, welcoming 16.4 percent and 12.9 percent of talented new arrivals respectively last year, the report said.
The cities were also engaged in a tight race to attract college graduates last year. According to the report, five municipalities and provinces — Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Beijing and Shanghai — accounted for the employment of 47 percent of the 9.09 million college graduates in 2021, and over one-third of 2022 graduates were very interested in jobs in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, a rise of two percentage points year-on-year.
The report estimates that about 42 percent of talented individuals will leave their workplaces for new ones in 2023, which will help vitalize human resources and energize economic development.
–The Daily Mail-China Daily news exchange item