Finance and Fintech Recruitment See 50% Growth in First Half of 2021

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Employee recruitment in the Chinese finance and fintech sectors has surged in the first half of 2021, as the economy continues to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the first half of 2021 finance and fintech sector recruitment rose 50% compared to the same period last year, according to the “2021 Fintech Sector Human Resources Trend Report” (2021金融科技行业人才趋势报告) released by Chinese tech recruiter Lagou on 7 July.

This figure put traditional finance and fintech in the top ten Chinese sectors for employee recruitment in the first half of 2021, a list which was led by enterprise services (124% growth), healthcare and fitness (108%) and artificial intelligence (95%).

China’s Top Ten Sectors for YoY Job Growth in the First Half of 2021

  1. Enterprise services (124%)
  2. Healthcare and fitness (108%)
  3. Artificial intelligence (95%)
  4. Education (86%)
  5. Consumer and lifestyle (84%)
  6. Culture and entertainment (70%)
  7. Information security (66%)
  8. Computing (62%)
  9. Data services (62%)
  10. Finance (50%).

Other sectors in China that saw strong recruitment growth included social media (44%), gaming (39%) and mobile internet (28%).

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