Hosted by Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), Hong Kong Science Park Virtual Career Expo 2020 (The Expo) is hosting more than 1,100 jobs from 160 tech companies from March 25 till April 21, with a view to attracting more global talent to build a robust talent pool in the city.
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During the first day, the city’s first and largest virtual career fair for innovation and technology (I&T) reported an overwhelming response from 15,000 visitations from talent worldwide and 60,000 page views. 2,000 CVs were submitted through the fair for the job opportunities being offered from four major technology fields: biomedical technology, artificial intelligence and robotics, smart city and fintech.
Albert Wong, Chief Executive Officer of HKSTP, said: “In midst of current challenges, I&T never stops but is powering ahead. Our Virtual Career Expo, in a few hours since on live, has reported 15,000 visitations from worldwide I&T talent in 45 economies, demonstrating strong interest among talent in I&T.
“Talent is at the heart of I&T that drives economic growth and benefits the whole world. While Hong Kong is one of the birthplaces of a great deal of innovation and maintains in its unique position as an international I&T hub to be built in the Greater Bay Area, there is clear potential to boost our innovative capacity further. We aspire to open the door to a new world of possibilities for the world’s best talent to come and together shape an even better future.”
The majority of the jobs at the fair are in technology and R&D, such as information and communication technology, engineering and biomedical science. About one third of those roles are looking for fresh college graduates. 75 per cent of the positions are open for bachelor degree holders and 20 per cent are for post graduates or those with doctoral degrees and above.
Companies that are hiring include Hong Kong Science Park companies, current incubatees and graduates from HKSTP’s incubation programmes, SMEs and multinationals. The companies use virtual exhibition booths to share career-related information, and hold on-demand live chats, webcasts and presentations to converse with potential hires. Job applicants can submit their resumes and documents in a seamless virtual environment.
During the Expo, HKSTP is hosting free and interactive webinars daily, featuring I&T multinationals, trailblazing startups, industry experts and experienced recruiters to help candidates gain greater insights on the opportunities and career potential in the I&T industry. The guest speakers include Dr. KC Tsui, Chief Operating Officer of CryptoBLK; Lydia Leung, Chief Executive Officer of Belun; Miles Wen, Chief Executive Officer of Fano Labs; Patrick Tu, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Dayta AI; Patrick Yu, Vice President of People at Lalamove; Stanley Sy, Chief Executive Officer of Sanomics.
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Figures for the Hong Kong Science Park Virtual Career Expo 2020:
- 160 – technology companies that have offered jobs at the event
- 2,000 – local and overseas talents that have registered for the event
- 1,100+ – jobs for grabs
- 85% – jobs in areas of technology and R&D
- 30% – jobs for fresh graduates
- 52% – jobs at entry level
- 17% – jobs at middle level
About Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation
Comprising Science Park, InnoCentre and Industrial Estates, Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) is a statutory body dedicated to building a vibrant innovation and technology ecosystem to connect stakeholders, nurture technology talents, facilitate collaboration, and catalyse innovations to deliver social and economic benefits to Hong Kong and the region.
Established in May 2001, HKSTP has been driving the development of Hong Kong into a regional hub for innovation and growth in several focused clusters including Electronics, Information & Communications Technology, Green Technology, Biomedical Technology, Materials and Precision Engineering. We enable science and technology companies to nurture ideas, innovate and grow, supported by our R&D facilities, infrastructure, and market-led laboratories and technical centres with professional support services. We also offer value added services and comprehensive incubation programmes for technology start-ups to accelerate their growth.
Technology businesses benefit from our specialised services and infrastructure at Science Park for applied research and product development; enterprises can find creative design support at InnoCentre; while skill-intensive businesses are served by our three industrial estates at Tai Po, Tseung Kwan O and Yuen Long. More information about HKSTP is available at www.hkstp.org.