Tech park has new take on tal­ent

Hu­man re­sources center gives Changchun zone ad­van­tages

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHANGCHUN SPECIAL - By XU XIAO xux­iao@chi­nadaily.com.cn

Echo­ing the cen­tral gov­ern­ment’s over­tures to­ward tal­ent de­vel­op­ment na­tion­wide, one in­dus­trial park in the cap­i­tal of North­east China’s Jilin prov­ince is us­ing in­no­va­tive tech­niques to at­tract high- cal­iber pro­fes­sion­als from abroad.

The Changchun Na­tional HighTech In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Zone has been on a cam­paign to im­prove its base of per­son­nel since 2011, when it opened a spe­cial hu­man re­sources zone, the first of its kind to be es­tab­lished in the prov­ince.

Changchun, the cap­i­tal city of Jilin, re­leased four re­lated poli­cies giv­ing fi­nan­cial sup­port and other ben­e­fits to the zone.

Now that more than two years have passed, the zone is thriv­ing with sup­port from the pro­vin­cial and mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ments.

So far, the zone’s ad­min­is­tra­tion com­mit­tee has reached 16 com­pa­nies and in­sti­tu­tions that are in­ter­ested in co­op­er­at­ing with the zone.

The com­mit­tee held the 2013 Changchun Youth In­no­va­tion Con­test aimed at find­ing po­ten­tial pro­grams with promis­ing busi­ness prospects.

Now through the con­test, 50 such pro­grams have been se­lected to re­ceive gov­ern­ment sub­si­dies, an­gel in­vest­ments or co­op­er­a­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties with big­ger com­pa­nies.

The zone also or­ga­nized auto spare part com­pa­nies as well as pri­vate en­ter­prises to hold more than 40 cam­pus job fairs, pro­vid­ing

The re­gional econ­omy com­pe­ti­tion is ac­tu­ally the com­pe­ti­tion of high­cal­iber pro­fes­sion­als.” OF­FI­CIALS CHANGCHUN NA­TIONAL HIGH-TECH IN­DUS­TRIAL DE­VEL­OP­MENT ZONE

some 16,000 job op­por­tu­ni­ties.

Be­sides, there are also many co­op­er­a­tion projects be­tween the zone and aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions.

On the Fourth China Changchun En­trepreneur­ship and Em­ploy­ment Expo, the com­mit­tee se­lected 150 pro­grams pro­posed by univer­sity stu­dents. It then put them in touch with ex­pe­ri­enced en­trepreneurs and promis­ing projects in North Amer­ica.

Ex­perts from the zone par­tic­i­pated in many con­fer­ences on hu­man re­sources to pro­mote its vi­sion and poli­cies on tal­ent.

Of­fi­cials of the zone hold the be­lief that “the re­gional econ­omy com­pe­ti­tion is ac­tu­ally the com­pe­ti­tion of high-cal­iber pro­fes­sion­als.”

That is why they launched a se­ries of tal­ent pro­grams called Chang­bai Wis­dom Val­ley to at­tract ed­u­cated peo­ple and re­tain them, of­fi­cials say.

Twelve can­di­dates have been en­rolled into the third pro­gram. They will share a to­tal sub­sidy of 3.4 mil­lion yuan ($550,000).

Pro­fes­sion­als from the first two Wis­dom Val­ley pro­grams can get a sub­sidy of 5.6 mil­lion yuan.

In 2013, Changchun has of­fered a to­tal of 55.05 mil­lion yuan to sup­port tech­nol­ogy in­no­va­tions, an­i­ma­tion and soft­ware sourc­ing ser­vice in­dus­try as well as other pro­grams and in­dus­tries.

Due to its ge­o­graphic link with the North­east Asian coun­tries and re­gions, the zone serves as a tal­ent pool in the area.

The cen­tral gov­ern­ment pro­vides pref­er­en­tial poli­cies and fi­nan­cial sup­port to boost the zone’s de­vel­op­ment.

The zone has hosted many ex­hi­bi­tions and events.

It also set up a se­ries of sem­i­nars for Chi­nese pro­fes­sion­als who have re­turned from over­seas to start busi­nesses in their home­land. Th­ese meet­ings al­low pro­fes­sion­als to net­work and learn from each other.

They also in­clude ex­perts to ex­plain poli­cies and in­tro­duce projects.

The zone has adopted a com­pre­hen­sive and in­no­va­tive sys­tem that pro­vides fa­cil­i­ties and ser­vices needed for high- cal­iber pro­fes­sion­als.

As a clus­ter of high-tech in­sti­tu­tions and en­ter­prises in the North­east­ern Changchun, the zone is home to 27 State-level in­sti­tu­tions and re­search cen­ters.

The zone has built ties with 53 in­no­va­tion in­sti­tutes af­fil­i­ated to the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences. It also at­tracted 31 high- level re­search and de­vel­op­ment in­sti­tu­tions.

It also gives boost to en­ter­prises with a fo­cus on high- tech in­no­va­tions. The Changchun Chi­naRus­sia Sci­ence Park is build­ing a re­search center of 100,000 sq m in the zone.

A well- de­vel­oped fi­nan­cial ser­vice sys­tem has been es­tab­lished, in­clud­ing 14 banks and 10 mi­cro­cre­dit com­pa­nies.

There are 55 top pro­fes­sion­als

The meet­ing on the Changchun Tal­ent Zone project on De­cem­ber 11.

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