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


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%).