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Overseas job fair recruits settle down in Guangzhou

2018-January-6       Source: Chinadaily.com.cn

Expats who landed job offers from November's job fair in Guangzhou are settling in well to their new life in the Guangdong province capital.

Expats who landed job offers from November's job fair in Guangzhou are settling in well to their new life in the Guangdong province capital.

The fair, held on Nov 19, was attended by 30 companies from the Pearl River Delta with offers for more than 500 overseas talents in a wide range of jobs covering business management, education, international trade, biological medicine, healthcare management.

More than 500 expats attend the special job fair targeting on overseas talents held in Guangzhou on Nov 19. [Photo/gz.gov.cn]

According to statistics released from the job fair organizers, overseas talents were not only recruited by large-scale enterprises and multinational corporations, but also pursued by many Guangzhou-based small and medium-sized companies wishing to go global.

After obtaining their job positions, many of the expats have been striving to blend in with Guangzhou while their companies have also been strengthening efforts to make them feel at home while working in the city.

According to Alessio di Luciano, a Spanish national who studied in Guangzhou and obtained employment as a result of the job fair, being able to speak mandarin and Cantonese are very advantageous qualities to have and he is confident about his future development in the southern Chinese city.

Zoe Fischer, from Germany said she really felt a strong sense of belonging when she was invited to join a wide range of cultural activities organized by her company.

"The activities covering tea art, ceramic craft, folk music, martial arts and seal engraving offer me a great chance to gain a better understanding of the Chinese culture," Zoe said.

A candidate has an interview with an HR manager at the job fair on Nov 19. [Photo/gz.gov.cn]

According to an HR manager who attended the fair in November, many industries in Guangzhou are in need of foreign talents and thus are working hard to recruit and retain them. A raft of privileges have been rolled out to lure the talents and make them stay including providing special medical insurance, boarding and accommodation, free language classes, travel and free flight tickets to their home countries every year.

Editor: Jasmine

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