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Job opportunities on the rise in China in 2021, after economy gains tract: Report

More positions were provided during China’s spring job-hunting season due to the country’s accelerating recovery pace. Demands for courier delivery talents led the increasing rate chart and needs for IT talents increased nearly by 10 percent, top recruitment platform Zhilian Zhaopin told Global Times on Monday.

A report released by Zhilian Zhaopin showed that the number of available positions during March 11-17 rose by 6.7 percent than the previous week, and the nationwide job-hunting competition index fell to 8.9 from 10.2.

According to the data released by the National Bureau of Statistics, China’s industrial production gained tract in January and February as the country successfully put the pandemic under control. As a result, many manufacturing and catering sectors as well as high-tech companies have provided more jobs than last year.

The most increased available jobs come from the courier delivery, which is 34.8 percent higher than last week and an averge employee can get 6,917 yuan ($1,063) income per month.

Zhilian Zhaopin said that with the rectification of the country’s logistics networks, job positions in delivery and goods management are likely to grow.

The platform also said that about 20 percent of job interviewees have prior experience of jobs, 46.9 percent prefer to find an extra job and income in addition to their full-time jobs, and many have landed part-time jobs, though their income is unstable and social insurance benefit cannot match a full-time job.

And, most job seekers would like to pursue a balance between their full-time job and part-time additions. 36.7 percent of job seekers said they would consider starting up their own businesses.
Source: Global Times

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