Weifang rolls out the red carpet to bring in talent dream team

By Yuan Shenggao (chinadaily.com.cn) Updated: 2018-07-11


A technician from Shandong Novoshine Optoelectronics Co Ltd examines a product using advanced testing equipment. [Photo provided to China Daily]

The Weifang Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone has had outstanding results in expanding its talent pool in recent years, officials said, helping to create conditions for the further growth for the dynamic hub located in the eastern province of Shandong.

The zone was recognized by the provincial government, which in May conferred on it the title of Shandong Talent Service Work Excellent Unit. The same honor was bestowed on GoerTek — a producer of microphones, speakers, Bluetooth devices and wearable technology — which is one of its residents.

The Weifang Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone has now won the accolade for the second year running.

The zone is home to a number of leading professionals and specialists who have been attracted by its innovative recruitment policies. It is home to 33 experts listed on China's One Thousand Talents Plan, six professionals listed in the Ten Thousand Talents Plan and eight experts recognized by an innovative talent promotion project run by the Ministry of Science and Technology.

There are about 61,000 tech professionals and skilled workers in the zone, according to the local authorities.

Officials said the tech hub's outstanding pool of talent, beneficial policies and government initiatives were key reasons for its success.

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