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More demand for talent to build infrastructure

By Sun Chi | chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2020-06-02 11:19

A China Mobile employee checks a 5G base station tower in Tongling, Anhui province. [Photo/GUO SHINING FOR CHINA DAILY]

The construction of new infrastructure such as 5G, artificial intelligence,  industrial internet and internet of things saw an increase in online jobs by 35.86 percent year-on-year in the first four months in China, the Time Weekly reported on Tuesday as it quoted the data from a recent report by the big data research institute of Liepin.com, a Chinese online recruitment platform.

Statics from Zhipin.com, another online recruitment platform, also showed jobs in the spring season in new infrastructure construction for graduates rose 1 to 5 percentage points year-on-year.

Founder of headhunting Okoffer, Xing Yutang, said: "The country's acceleration in new infrastructure construction inevitably fuels rapid development in relevant industries, which leads to an increasing demand in talent."

However, fields in terms of industries and geography in new infrastructure construction are far from equal in performance in the country.

5G is among the hottest industries. As many as 23 of 31 provincial-level areas in China put forward goals in building 5G base stations this year. According the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, over 500,000 5G base stations will be built in the country this year. As of late March, construction at 198,000 stations had been completed. 5G service subscribers had exceeded 50 million.

The significant expanding market creates huge demand in talent. According to Liepin.com, jobs related to 5G increased by 73.17 percent in the first four months. "As more 5G base stations are being built, demand for talent will continue to grow," the big data research institute of Liepin.com said.

Geographically, at the provincial level, Guangdong, Beijing, Jiangsu, Shanghai and Shandong saw the highest job-offering ratios for talent in the new infrastructure construction industries, according to Zhaopin.com.

Looking at city-level data, which is more believable, the top 10 cities with the highest job-offering ratios for talent in new infrastructure construction are Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Chengdu, Nanjing, Xi'an, Wuhan and Hangzhou.


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