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Macao, Hong Kong and other GBA cities sign talent agreement

The deal will see greater cooperation when it comes to making the Greater Bay Area a more enticing destination for top professionals.

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UPDATED: 13 May 2024, 9:22 am

Macao has signed a memorandum of understanding with Hong Kong and the other 9 Greater Bay Area (GBA) cities to boost cooperation in luring professional talent to the region.

The deal was signed as part of the two-day Global Talent Summit held in Hong Kong last week, the South China Morning Post reports.

“Each of the cities in the Greater Bay Area boasts different edges and is positioned differently,” said Hong Kong’s Chief Secretary Eric Chan. “There’s a wide spectrum of possibilities for collaboration.”

The director general of Guangdong province’s Human Resources and Social Security Department, Du Minqi, told summit delegates that the region had “a fervent desire for talent.”

[See more: Hong Kong puts its GBA graduate job scheme on a permanent footing]

The Post said that Dai Kebin, the chairman and CEO of Tongdao Liepin Group – the developer of one of mainland China’s biggest recruitment platforms – also addressed the conference and said that tha GBA attracted “talents from first-tier cities such as Beijing and Shanghai.”

He noted that professionals moving to the GBA from other parts of China were getting younger. “Over 80 percent of the talents are aged between 20 and 45,” he said.

Young professionals from Macao are also highly sought after in the GBA.

Last month, public institutions in Guangdong launched a recruitment drive targeted at Macao and Hong Kong graduates, with more than 4,700 positions on offer.

UPDATED: 13 May 2024, 9:22 am

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