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Permalink 04:57:50 pm, by dacare, 185 words, 670 views   English (US)
Categories: Technical, IT Recruiting, Manufacturing & Industry

Apple’s China Unit Hiring Across Environmental Affairs, Security, Retail

Apple is reported to be hiring over 200 people in China and the hiring will be across environmental affairs, security and in its retail segment.

On its LinkedIn page for China the iDevice giant is ramping up its employee base, writes Wall Street Journal’s Digits Blog. In past few years the iPhone and iPad maker has been hit hard. Environmental activists have filed complaints frequently claiming its China-based manufacturing facility harms the environment. Foxconn is the largest manufacturing partner of Apple in the country and has suffered such complaints too.

Apple has lately come forward in improving the environmental-friendliness at its manufacturing partners including Foxconn and has regularly updated them of the efforts taken in those areas.

Digits blog writes further the environmental affairs program manager of Apple would be working out in Beijing to “ensure that Apple’s products and processes meet and surpass regional and national environmental regulatory requirements.”

The iDevice giant wants to recruit reliable and perfect employees in those positions to the earliest. About the other disciplines there are no words from either Apple or its manufacturing partners as of now.

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Permalink 01:43:33 pm, by dacare, 143 words, 901 views   English (US)
Categories: News of China, Technical, IT Recruiting

High-tech firms encouraged to recruit more graduates

Chinese high-tech enterprises have been encouraged to find more vacancies for graduates due to the country's mounting employment pressure.

High-tech companies are working hard to recruit more than 950,000 of the record-high 6.99 million graduates this year, according to science and technology minister Wan Gang.

More than 3.62 million university graduates have been employed by the country's 49,000 high-tech companies since a regulation dedicated to develop such firms was introduced in 2008, according to the Ministry of Science and Technology.

"High-tech enterprises should actively bear social responsibility and take the lead in terms of providing graduates with more suitable positions," said Wan.

The number of Chinese graduates will rise 3 percent year on year during the 12th Five-Year Plan period (2011-2015), said Xin Changxing, vice minister of human resources and social security.

China's high-tech enterprises are largely located in the country's first-tier cities such as Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

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Permalink 02:57:15 pm, by dacare, 307 words, 436 views   English (US)
Categories: Technical, IT Recruiting, Comp, Salary & Benefit

Huawei ups pay for entry-level staff

Summary: Chinese networking giant increases paychecks of lower-level employees by 30 percent, putting it in an even better position--against local rival ZTE--to recruit new talents.

Huawei has increased the pay package of its Level 13 to 14 employees, main entry- low-level staff, by an average 30 percent, with some getting more than a 70 percent salary hike next month.

According to a NetEase report Friday, which cited Chinese newspaper Southern Metropolis Daily, the salary increase would depend on the employees' work experience and individual performance, and will be effective in the company's August payroll.

Starting salaries for newly grads also have been increased significantly. Previously, pre-tax salaries for fresh grads postgraduate students in Huawei were 6,000 yuan (US$979) and 8,000 yuan (US$1,305) per month, respectively. From August, starting salaries, before tax, have been lifted to 8,000 to 9,000 yuan (US$1,305 to US$1,468) per month for newly undergraduate students, and 10,000 yuan (US$1,631) for postgraduate degrees.

Huawei will spend over 1 billion yuan (US$162 million) to support the salary increases, the report added.

A Wall Street Journal report said in 2012 entry-level salaries of 69 percent of Chinese college graduates were lower than 2,200 yuan ($359) a month, while graduates from lower-level universities earned an average of only 1,903 yuan (US$310) a month. Huawei's basic salaries for fresh graduates are substantially higher than the market average.

In the past, employees in Huawei earned about 10 to 15 percent higher salary than their peers holding similar positions in rival ZTE. After the latest round of salary increase, Huawei will have a upper hand recruiting new talents in the future.

The company is also known for its generosity to employees. In 2010, when Huawei's sales revenue reached 182.5 billion yuan (US$29.57 billion) with a record-high net profit of 30.6 billion yuan (US$4.96 billion), the Chinese networking equipment manufacturer implemented a 11.4 percent salary increase for its staff. Stock dividends also hit a historical record of 2.98 yuan (US$0.48) per share at that time.

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Permalink 02:49:36 pm, by dacare, 346 words, 374 views   English (US)
Categories: Opinion and View, Technical, IT Recruiting

China's e-tail Explosion.

Almost overnight, China has become the world's second largest online retail (e-tail) market; revenue estimates for 2012 run as high as $210 billion with a compound annual growth rate of 120 percent since 2003.

At the same time, the compound annual growth in Brazil was 34 percent, and in the United States, 17 percent. These statistics are among the key findings of "China's e-tail Revolution: Online Shopping as a Catalyst for Growth", a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute.

China's retail sector already is among the most wired anywhere. Online sales accounted for about 5 to 6 percent of the country's total retail sales in 2012, compared with 5 percent in the United States. In fact, by the year 2020, it "could potentially lift China's private consumption by an additional 4 to 7 percent. Here's why: at 129 million (in 2011), China has the world's largest online population, surpassing the US's 81 million by a remarkable 59.3 percent.

In point of fact, most (about 90 percent) of Chinese e-tailing happens on digital marketplaces, megasites similar to eBay or Amazon. "These megasites include PaiPai, Taobao, and Tmall, which in turn are owned by bigger e-commerce groups. "Moreover Chinese e-tailing is not just replacing traditional retail transactions, but it is also stimulating consumption that would not otherwise take place. That stimulus is "the lift" referred to in the previous paragraph.

Although still in the early stages of growth, China's e-tail ecosystem is already quite profitable, realizing margins of around 8 to 10 percent of earnings, before interest, taxes, and amortization---slightly higher than those of average physical retailers.

Contrasting what's happening in China is the online retail in the US, Europe, and Japan. There, the dominant model involves a more even combination of brick-and-mortar retailers (such as Best Buy, Carrefour, Darty, Dixons, and Wal-mart) and online merchants (such as Amazon and eBay), which run their own sites and handle the details of commerce.

With this kind of explosive growth, China's e-tail business is poised for continued exponential growth. The biggest challenge the megasites will face will be staffing. China is already having serious shortages of skilled personnel. US companies with the right products have an extraordinary marketing opportunity.

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Permalink 09:50:53 am, by dacare, 210 words, 341 views   English (US)
Categories: News of China, Technical, IT Recruiting

Microsoft to launch first Chinese mainland innovation center

Microsoft is expected to establish an innovation center in south China's Hainan Province, the first of its kind on the Chinese mainland, according to an agreement signed between Microsoft and the Hainan provincial government on Sunday.

Based on Microsoft's leading technology platform, the Microsoft Innovation Center will attract software enterprises in the fields of tourism and agriculture to Hainan, said Li Guoliang, deputy governor of Hainan.

Li said the government hopes to nurture an ecology-related industrial software chain worth 5 billion yuan (798 million U.S. dollars).

Microsoft will also build a "Microsoft IT Academy" in Hainan to boost the training of IT experts.

Microsoft will carry out strategic cooperation with Hainan regarding technological development, software training and intellectual property rights protection, according to a memorandum of understanding inked by the Hainan provincial government and Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. on the sidelines of the ongoing Boao Forum for Asia.

Microsoft Group Vice President Orlando Ayala said global tourism hot spots are moving to the Asia-Pacific region, adding that the company's cooperation with Hainan will prop up the province's efforts to become a major international tourist destination.

Microsoft Innovation Centers are state-of-the-art facilities designed to foster collaboration on innovative research, technology and software solutions, involving a combination of government, academic and industry participants.

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Permalink 11:13:16 am, by dacare, 193 words, 337 views   English (US)
Categories: News of China, Technical, IT Recruiting

China has 48 million sci-tech personnel

China's has 48 million people working in the fields of science and technology, but the pool of personnel still lacks high-level scientists for strategic needs, a former human resources official has revealed.

Though the numbers of both sci-tech current workers and graduates outnumber those of the United States, China is not a great power of talents, Xu Songtao, former deputy head of the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, said at a seminar on Monday.

According to statistics from the Ministry of Science and Technology, China has just over 10,000 people classed as high-level innovative talents, said Xu, also an adviser to the China Talent Research body.

Despite China being a marine leader, the number of Chinese scientists registered in a database of oceanic talents is less than 100, one-twentieth of that of the United States, he added.

"The innovative capabilities and competitiveness of Chinese talents are also weak," Xu said, urging officials at all levels to pay great attention to the nurturing of talented people and to initiate a number of recruitment projects.

He also suggested creating a competitive environment to eliminate the incapable as well as to form a reserve of strategic talents.

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