Ordos launches incentives, policies to attract fresh talent

Updated: 2021-09-10 (chinadaily.com.cn) Print


Ordos holds a news conference on Sept 8 about its new recruitment policies. [Photo/ordosnews.com]

The city of Ordos in North China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region recently launched 30 new policies, designed to help with the hiring of a raft of new people in a recruitment drive across the broad spectrum of the economy.

Officials told a news conference on Sept 8 that the new policies involved boosting the hiring and training of new people, building a talent platform, optimizing HR services and improving talent priority guarantees.

Those teams recognized as city-level innovative and entrepreneurial talent teams, will reportedly be granted up to 10 million yuan ($1.55 million) in funding support.

Those conferred with honorary titles – including "Tianjiao Talent", "Grassland Talent", "Ordos Talent" and "Outstanding Young Talent" – will receive work subsidies of 400,000 yuan, 300,000 yuan, 200,000 yuan and 100,000 yuan, respectively.

People introduced by Ordos enterprises involved in strategic emerging industries, high-end talent and those obtaining a bachelor's degree will, respectively, receive subsidies of 100,000 yuan and 10,000 yuan.

A scientific research fund of up to 300,000 yuan will be granted to those obtaining a doctorate and recognized as innovation talent. Postdocs working in postdoctoral research stations can get another 100,000 yuan as a living allowance.

Meanwhile, Ordos will grant an individual 20,000 yuan for those recognized as outstanding talent for rural revitalization and a team winning rural revitalization recognition will be granted up to 300,000 yuan.

A one-time subsidy of 1 million yuan will be given to newly approved academician and expert workstations and there will be a maximum annual operating subsidy of 500,000 yuan after the station is built.

A newly approved national R&D platform will be granted a subsidy of up to 10 million yuan.

Ordos will also issue talent service cards to high-level new employees, providing convenient services in nine areas  – such as transportation and health care – to resolve any problems encountered by spouses in employment and in their children's education.

In addition to preferential HR policies rolled out by the government, Ordos city will allow colleges and universities to independently draft standards for attracting new employees based on their educational positioning and demand for new people. It will let them independently carry out recruitment work and provide competitive benefits such as settlement subsidies, research start-up funds and special employment subsidies.

It will also encourage enterprises to recruit people through employment agencies and a subsidy of up to 1 million yuan will be granted to enterprises doing so.