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Provinces pool resources in hunt for top talent

By Yuan Shenggao| China Daily| Updated: Nov 4, 2019

Talent from Taiwan and Xiamen, Fujian province, are gathering at the ongoing 12th Cross-Straits (Xiamen) Cultural Industries Fair to seek work in the cultural and creative industry.

A matchmaking event for talent engaged in culture and creative industries, launched by the fair for the first time, is a key event for people from the two regions. The goal is to get them holding more exchanges and reaching cooperative projects, organizers said.

The event is crucial to attracting talent, especially from Taiwan, for Xiamen's cultural and creative enterprises, organizers said.

In cooperation with Taiwan's cultural and creative associations and universities, the event has welcomed more than 100 people from Taiwan. Some of them are institutional representatives and college students seeking jobs and opportunities for startups.


The event has attracted 36 local cultural and creative companies in Xiamen, which have posted 256 positions for 641 job hunters. They include operation management, marketing planning, design, network engineering and education jobs.

In addition, colleges and universities such as the Xiamen University Tan Kah Kee College and the Xiamen University of Technology are attending the event to show their job requirements in culture and art, information technology and press and publishing.

Among the positions available, senior posts such as curator, producer, director, assistant to the president, master of mobile games, senior game designer, artificial intelligence engineer, master of game planning, director of big data development, senior interior designer, software designer and professional teachers are required.

According to the organizers, the salary level of the positions in this event is generally high. There are 229 positions with a monthly salary of more than 8,000 yuan ($1,135) and 136 positions with a monthly salary of more than 20,000 yuan.

Among them, the salary level of education, design and management positions is generally above average, organizers said.

As a key port city in East China, Xiamen secured a special economic zone and was approved as a national comprehensive reform pilot area, a free trade pilot area and a national marine economic development demonstration area.

Thanks to its advantages in geography and economic growth and with decades of development, Xiamen has become a demonstration area for cross-Straits cooperation in emerging industries and modern service industries, a southeastern international shipping center, a cross-Straits regional financial service center and a trade center.

In recent years, the city has gradually formed a high-speed and high-quality development trend of local cultural and creative industries under the protection of good geographical advantages, policies and business environment, local officials said.

Since ancient times, Xiamen and Taiwan have shared similarities in geography, literature and commerce.

With such a relationship, Xiamen has been dedicated to rolling out the pilot and preferential policies for Taiwan in a bid to create a sound investment environment.

The development of cultural and creative industries has become an important engine of modern economic growth, local officials said.

They believe a talented workforce is essential to the development of cultural and creative industries and plays a role in promoting cross-Straits industrial exchanges.

The event was mainly organized by the publicity and organization departments of the CPC Xiamen municipal committee; the Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao affairs office of the Fujian provincial Party committee.