Chinese Returnees Experience Better Career Development in Homeland

July 30, 2018
Editor: Liu Xiaochen

LinkedIn recently released its Report on China's Attractiveness for Returnees, indicating that more people than ever now choose to come back to their homeland to develop their careers.

The number of returnees in the country has been rising gradually since 2011, according to the figures.

Specifically, those aged from 20 to 29 accounted for 52.2 percent of all returnees in 2017, down 27.5 percentage points compared with that of 2013.

Meanwhile, those from 30 to 40 made up 30.6 percent, up 14.1 percentage points from 2013.

In addition, the salary and job position of returnees generally improve after they come back to China, according to the results.

Some 80 percent of returnees experienced a pay rise in China. Meanwhile, for those with work experience, the proportion of managers and higher position holders increased to 42 percent, up from 28 percent compared with those that stayed abroad.

New first-tier cities, such as Hangzhou in east China's Zhejiang Province, and Chengdu in southwest China's Sichuan Province, have become more popular with returnees as compared to Beijing and Shanghai, according to the authors.

Furthermore, the top three most popular industries among returnees were: finance, hi-tech and manufacturing.

While 72 percent of those polled expressed a preference for choosing to work at large and medium-size private enterprises, some 90 percent showed interest in working at multinational companies.

(Source: / Translated and edited by Women of China)

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