Raft of in­no­va­tive mea­sures, rich in­cen­tives boost re­cruit­ment

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - IOT@WUXI - By HAN LU hanlu@chi­nadaily.com.cn

The rapid de­vel­op­ment of the in­ter­net of things in­dus­try in Wuxi has at­tracted a large num­ber of re­cruiters to the city in Jiangsu prov­ince, ac­cord­ing to a se­nior local of­fi­cial.

Li Xiaomin, Party chief of Wuxi, said the in­dus­try cur­rently has more than 180,000 em­ploy­ees, in­clud­ing 13,000 high-cal­iber pro­fes­sion­als, and 75 listed in the One Thou­sand Tal­ent Plan, a na­tional plan for at­tract­ing top in­ter­na­tional pro­fes­sion­als.

Li noted that Wuxi launched a raft of suc­cess­ful ini­tia­tives to in­vite do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional elites to join the city’s ef­forts to boost its mod­ern in­dus­tries in re­cent years, in­clud­ing the Taihu Lake Tal­ent Plan and its up­graded guide­lines, pro­vid­ing fur­ther in­cen­tives and sup­port.

Rich in­cen­tives are be­ing of­fered for the high­est level of re­cruits be­ing sought by Wuxi. These in­clude No­bel Prize lau­re­ates, do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional aca­demi­cians and State Supreme Science and Tech­nol­ogy Award win­ners in the fields of IoT, in­tel­li­gent man­u­fac­tur­ing and mod­ern ser­vices.

Those who make it to Wuxi to es­tab­lish startups, pro­mote the in­dus­tri­al­iza­tion of core tech­nol­ogy or pro­vide eco­nomic and so­cial ben­e­fits, will be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive a gen­er­ous sub­sidy of up to 100 mil­lion yuan ($14.59 mil­lion), ac­cord­ing to the Wuxi gov­ern­ment.

Li said Wuxi will also con­tin­u­ously im­ple­ment an in­no­va­tion­driven strat­egy, striv­ing to build a mod­ern in­dus­trial sys­tem and a solid business foun­da­tion for emerg­ing en­ter­prises and tal­ented peo­ple to make their dreams come true.

To date, the num­ber of IoT com­pa­nies estab­lished in Wuxi ex­ceeds 2,000, and the oper­at­ing

The page is spon­sored by Wuxi city. in­come of the IoT in­dus­try in Wuxi last year was 243.7 bil­lion yuan, play­ing a lead­ing role in the coun­try, Li said.

The gov­ern­ment has also col­lab­o­rated with the Association of Thou­sand Tal­ent Pro­gram to at­tract more re­cruits, Li added.

In ad­di­tion, Wuxi will also con­tinue to co­op­er­ate with universities and re­search in­sti­tutes at home and abroad, hold­ing ex­change con­fer­ences and launch­ing key re­search projects.

Hu Min, vice-pres­i­dent of the UK-Chi­nese Business Association, a trade plat­form to pro­mote eco­nomic ex­changes and com­mer­cial links be­tween the two na­tions, said Wuxi has ben­e­fited from a great deal of business done with Bri­tain, sup­ported by the city’s com­pre­hen­sive re­cruit­ment pol­icy.

Hu added that not only the business cli­mate, but also the liv­ing en­vi­ron­ment in Wuxi is sound and at­trac­tive.

Dong Liang, CEO of Gov­tor Cap­i­tal Group — a high-tech in­vest­ment com­pany in Jiangsu prov­ince — said Wuxi has taken the lead in in­tro­duc­ing a se­ries of mea­sures to sup­port in­no­va­tion, en­trepreneur­ship and the de­vel­op­ment of small and medium-sized en­ter­prises in China.

Local res­i­dents in Wuxi flock to job fair for the In­ter­net of Things and re­lated in­dus­tries dur­ing the World IoT Expo held in the city last year.

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