( From Chinadaily) Zhanjiang’s steel industry will create tens of thousands of job opportunities when the Baosteel Base becomes fully operational, according to Zhanjiang Human Resources and Social Security Bureau.
Statistics from the municipal human resources and social security bureau shows that the Zhanjiang Baosteel Base and its supporting enterprises have recruited more than 7,000 people, including more than 2,000 local people.
Gao Yinbo, an HR manager of the Zhanjiang Baosteel Base, said that the steel base and its supporting enterprises had reached its peak time for recruitment in the last two years, and it will continue to solicit staff based on the actual demand.
Gao said the newly recruited employees will receive technical training before they are quite competent at their posts. Training courses including production operation, facilities maintenance, and technical management,will be offered .
Zhou Zibo, a senior official from the municipal human resources and social security bureau, told that the giant projects including the steel base, the Sinopec project and the papermaking industry will create more than 100,000 job opportunities for Zhanjiang.
He predicted the Baosteel Base alone will provide 8,000 to 10,000 jobs when put into operation in September, with the supporting catering, healthcare, and logistics industries in place.
“When the second phase of the Zhanjiang Baosteel Base goes into production, another 500,000 to 600,000 jobs will be created, as it will drive the development of the automobile and shipbuilding industries,” Zhou said.
Zhanjiang suffered serious brain drain of senior technicians due to a shortage of attractive posts in the past. Zhou said the giant projects will help draw more high-level talents.
Meanwhile, the local collages will cooperate with enterprises to offer “Specialist Tailor-made Program” that delivers talents in urgent need by the local enterprises. The local colleges will also adjust the majors and curriculums to better meet the demand of the local job market that is growing along with the industrial scale, Zhou Zibo said.