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Matches hard to find despite busy job fair
http://www.dongguantoday.com    2/13/2012 10:09:00 AM

The 56th Hero Job Fair, the first post-festival fair for professionals, was held Saturday in Hall 2 of the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, offering more than 30,000 vacancies with an annual salary of more than 80,000 (US$12,700) yuan.

More than 600 enterprises participated in the fair, which attracted 32,000 jobseekers.

While the fair featured large amounts of workers and vacancies, jobseekers and employers still found it hard to find desirable matches.

At the booths of well-known enterprises such as ZTE, Baidu and Fiyta, jobseekers waited in long queues.

“I came here at around 9 a.m. and (have) handed out only two copies of resumes, [because] it took [so] much time to wait,” a jobseeker surnamed Fan told Shenzhen Daily.

Fan, who has three years of experience in automobile marketing, hoped to find a vacancy with a monthly salary of 7,000 yuan and good benefits. But she felt a little disappointed, as most vacancies suitable for her offered a monthly salary of only 6,000 yuan.

“We offer [monthly] salaries between 6,000-10,000 yuan,” an employer said. “But the vacancies have strict requirements for the [university] majors, subjects and skills of applicants, as our company is engaged in the manufacturing of power supply products for rail projects.”

The company had received more than 60 applications, but found it hard to find a suitable one.

The booth for Pengfeng Group, seeking to fill 1-million-yuan positions for a regional manager and executive manager, attracted many jobseekers.

“Many people came to inquire, but few of them meet the requirement,” the recruiter said. “We need a manger with related experience of at least 10 years who is capable, ambitious, enterprising and innovative.”

According to an organizer of the job fair, employers have a large demand for workers in electronic machinery, information industries, new energy and bio-technology.

Source:Shenzhen Daily  Editor: Zhou Mingfeng