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People in local regions 'mentally younger': LinkedIn report

China has become one of the top "talent attracting" regions globally in terms of cross-region talent migration, a report from LinkedIn said today.

People in the Yangtze River Delta, covering Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai and Nanjing, are “mentally younger” when it comes to career -- more open to opportunities, and deal better with pressure, LinkedIn said in a report during Youth Day today.

China has become one of the top “talent attracting” regions globally in terms of cross-region talent migration, the report from the world’s largest career social networking site said.

The top cities with “mentally young” employees are Suzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Beijing. 

These cities rank higher because they have diversified opportunities, huge potential for future development and various cultural and entertainment events, which may help reduce the stress of work and family pressures.

To keep a “young” attitude in the office, people should set targets and accept new challenges (52 percent), learn industry trends and information (50 percent) and develop social networks (42 percent), according to LinkedIn.

China's first-tier cities (Shanghai, Beijing, Shenzhen and Guangzhou) are the local cities with the highest cross-regional talent inflow. 

In terms of industries, software and IT services lead these talent inflows, followed by finance talent and manufacturing talent, LinkedIn said in a separate report released earlier.

The website now has more than 560 million users, 41 million of whom are in China, a jump of nine times since it debuted here in 2014. 

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