More job vacancies after holiday break
Job openings for technicians accounted for around 70 percent of recruitments after the Chinese New Year holidays, according to Jiading District Employment Service Center for Migrant Workers.
Job openings for ordinary workers dropped from around 50 percent to 30 percent accordingly. The change of ratio reflects the upgrading of industries as more and more companies adopt artificial intelligence to replace labor.
“Some employees left the company and didn’t show up after the holidays, so only around 85 percent of positions have been taken so far,” an HR department leader at Shanghai Kangxiang Machinery Co Ltd said.
There are a large number of job openings at catering industries and housekeeping firms.
“Before the holiday there were around 20 employees, now there are only 11, so we are recruiting against time,” a manager at a Hunan-style restaurant said.
Jing-Jin Electric, a world leader in motor systems and electric drive assembly for new energy vehicles, listed 80 positions for technicians earlier this month.
So far they have recruited around 40.
The salaries for most of the technicians are between 5,000 yuan (US$735.29) and 8,000 yuan.
Most employers have raised starting salaries by 200 to 600 yuan. In addition, employers will provide skillS training for employees.
To make it convenient for job seekers to find jobs, the Jiading migrant workers center has set up two WeChat groups, one for technicians and another for ordinary workers.
Customer service professionals will match job seekers with openings.
Sun Xiuhong found a job with a special alloy company with the help of WeChat groups.