Nanjing’s virtual job fair attracts talents from 6 countries

Nanjing Human Resources and Social Security Bureau hosted a virtual job fair on June 21 as part of the 2020 Nanjing Tech Week, the city’s top annual event to share ideas, create connections and facilitate cooperation and innovation.

In the morning, some 131 applicants from 10 cities in six countries – the US, Australia, the UK, France, Germany and Ireland – participated the online interview for jobs offered by 40 employers, especially global companies based in the city.

Unlike in physical job fairs, corporate representatives started the hiring process in front of the computers, assisted with interpreters sitting next to them, to talk to job seekers who couldn’t understand Chinese.

GenScript Biotech Corp., a leading life sciences research and application service and product provider, has attracted many applicants. A student of business major from the University of New South Wales was interested in a non-research position. A native Australian majoring in chemistry said she once visited Nanjing and has been fond of the city.

Ma Jing, HR director of NARI Group Corporation, said the company plans to hire 500 new graduates and 200 job seekers who already have working experiences mainly through the online recruitment, which actually has little effect over the quantity and quality of job seekers when compared with physical events.

Ma also said the virtual job fair organized by the government helps meet the demand, improve the efficiency, and prove to be more effective than similar efforts of a single company.

Considering the time differences, the job fair included ten video conferences held from 8:00 to 22:00, with a focus on precise matching, efficiency and quality communication. Organizer of the job fair will provide follow-up assistance to companies and overseas job-seekers as Nanjing strives to build itself into a hub of innovation and entrepreneurship.

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