High-tech zone hits the US talent trail
Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone, one of China’s top High-tech zones in Southwest China’s Sichuan province, wants to introduce more high-end talents from overseas for its future development.
The zone held a talent recruitment event in California’s Silicon Valley in late September. Five companies in the High-tech zone attracted some 200 interviewees from North America, mainly in the field of information technology.
The companies were Changhong, ThoughtWorks, Camera 360, Skymoons, and Idealsee, most of which are outstanding IT companies at the Chengdu Tianfu Software Park in CDHT.
The recruitment event, called Chengdu Tianfu Talent Recruitment and Silicon Valley Stop, was the first overseas talent recruitment activity organized by CDHT.
Tang Mengchen, who was born in Sichuan, finished her undergraduate study in the United States and now works in San Francisco, came to the event with several friends from Chengdu.
“We all care about the development of our hometown, and we have been thinking about going back home and contributing to it,” Tang said. “Chengdu High-tech zone provides us with an excellent opportunities as it attracts so many first-class companies.”
About 20 students from the University of California, Berkeley also went to the event.
Li Yin, a representative of a Chinese student association at the university, said the students were eager to get to learn about the employment policies and human resources market in China.
“China is full of opportunities and is appealing to us,” Li said. “This activity offers us detailed information about the employment environment in China and especially in Chengdu High-tech zone, which gives us more confidence (about working in China).”
Barry Chang, mayor of Cupertino, California, where Apple Inc has its headquarters, said Chengdu has been developing quickly in recent years, while Chengdu High-tech zone has become a shining star in IT.
He said he looks forward to further cooperation between Cupertino and Chengdu.
Zhu Qingping, consul at the Chinese consulate in San Francisco, said he believes that Chengdu Tianfu Software Park will become the Silicon Valley of the East.
“The Tianfu Software Park is a leading science park in China in terms of infrastructure, preferential policies and services, while Silicon Valley is the world’s center of innovation,”
This means we must treat industrial development and talent recruitment with a more global vision, and be passionate about attracting global talents.”
The talent recruitment event in California’s Silicon Valley is the first overseas talent recruitment activity organized by the Chengdu High-tech Industrial Development Zone.