Almost half (46%) of the businesses surveyed indicated that they would increase the headcount in their companies over the next 12 months. These figures may come as a surprise to some, who cite weakening market forces across mainland China as an indication of declining job growth. However, many mainland Chinese companies, especially those in the fast-growing ecommerce, technology and financial sectors, will likely be ramping up hiring activity as they expand in and outside of the country.
of mainland Chinese firms are expected to increase headcount over the next 12 months, compared with 37% of multinational corporations.
of surveyed firms have a presence in second and third-tier cities, and
will be focusing their recruitment in these cities and first-tier ones.
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