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
- Enterprise services (124%)
- Healthcare and fitness (108%)
- Artificial intelligence (95%)
- Education (86%)
- Consumer and lifestyle (84%)
- Culture and entertainment (70%)
- Information security (66%)
- Computing (62%)
- Data services (62%)
- Finance (50%).
Other sectors in China that saw strong recruitment growth included social media (44%), gaming (39%) and mobile internet (28%).