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Michael Page placed at the gateway to Central China with new Chengdu office
Global recruitment consultancy Michael Page announced its expansion in China by opening a new branch in Chengdu in the first quarter of 2018.
The Chengdu office will enable Michael Page to support growing demand from the automotive, aerospace, general manufacturing, building, construction, infrastructure and technology sectors which are poised to create more jobs in the region. It will specialise in the recruitment of Chinese professionals skilled in finance, technology, engineering and manufacturing, procurement and supply chain, human resources, legal as well as sales and marketing.
Carol Cai, Associate Director of Michael Page China Chengdu branch who leads the new operations says, “Chengdu is currently the only international city in Central China and is very well-connected to the major Chinese cities by high-speed trains and to the rest of the world with international flights. This excellent transportation infrastructure has opened the roads for major automotive and chemicals manufacturing firms as well as shared services centres and software engineering firms. It is very encouraging to see a mix of both multinationals and large Chinese conglomerates establishing their hub in Chengdu.”
The maturing employment market has also seen its first batch of locally-trained middle management talent in Chengdu. These succession plans were first set in place about five years ago when multinationals moved their top professionals from tier one cities with the key intention of training and developing employees in Chengdu.
Equally confident about the opportunities for locals in Chengdu, Managing Director of Michael Page Eastern and Central China, Peter Smith says, “Our key investment is in the future employment of Chinese professionals and we remain committed to developing a skilled workforce. By constantly securing China’s top talent for the leading companies, we widen the expertise available in the employment market which will position Chinese professionals for strong leadership roles in the key economic cities.”