The import and export of foreign trade has been improving steadily, which has driven up the demand for related talents.

Zhilian Recruitment released the”2021 Foreign Trade Talent Situation Research Report”, which shows that in the first quarter, talents in the foreign trade import and export industry The number of recruited positions increased by 11.2%year-on-year. Generally speaking, the stability and stickiness of foreign trade practitioners are better than the average level of the whole industry, the stability and stickiness of customs personnel are both high, and the foreign trade industry has formed a benign talent interaction with upstream and downstream industries such as industrial manufacturing and retail.

From a geographical point of view, with the further optimization of the regional layout of foreign trade, the demand for foreign trade talents in provinces such as Hainan, Xinjiang, Gansu and other provinces has witnessed an outstanding year-on-year growth momentum.

One year since the”Overall Plan for the Construction of Hainan Free Trade Port” was officially issued, Hainan’s foreign trade growth has been significantly faster than the national level, and the foreign trade atmosphere is active, the export market and the variety of export commodities are rich and diverse, forming foreign trade talents Fertile soil for introduction and development. Xinjiang and Gansu ranked second and third with growth rates of 26.9%and 21.9%, respectively. Hubei, Henan, Sichuan, Guizhou are also among the top ten provinces in terms of growth rate.

The foreign trade in the central and western regions is becoming more and more active, and the ability to undertaking industrial transfer is enhanced. Statistics show that in the first quarter, the foreign trade total import and export in the central and western regions increased by 45.1%year-on-year. Foreign trade the overall growth rate was 15.9%higher. Among them, Hubei quickly recovered. The province’s total import and export volume in the first quarter reached 117.46 billion yuan, an increase of 88.1%year-on-year.

Although the traditional foreign trade post is still”taking the lead”, the trend of the industry has changed Positive employment market penetration. The demand for the traditional foreign trade sales position is declining year-on-year, while the demand for cross-border e-commerce is relatively large In the first quarter of 2020, there was a surge of 190.9%, and the structural changes in talent demand corresponded to the formation of industry iterations.

In foreign trade positions, translators emphasize academic qualifications and supply chain/logistics management emphasizes experience , Cross-border e-commerce operation threshold is loose. Half of the recruitment needs for cross-border e-commerce operations are in Guangdong, Wuhan has a growth rate of 373%. Small, medium and micro enterprises with less than 500 employees are the main force in the recruitment of cross-border e-commerce operation talents, and the number of recruitment positions accounted for 93.2%of the total.

In the core positions of foreign trade, competition has the highest index of warehouse management (41.8), logistics management ranks second with a competition index of 37.4, these two positions have low thresholds and The characteristics of high versatility, so talent supply more, forming a fierce competition situation. But at the same time, the average recruitment salary for the two positions is not high, 5259 yuan/month and 6,919 yuan/month respectively.

Cross-border e-commerce operations are in a stage of rapid growth in demand for talents and supply cannot keep up. The competition index is only 13.7, which is the bottom of the core positions in foreign trade. At the same time, it is the job with the highest salary (8,755 yuan/month). Taking advantage of the current Internet and digital wave, the value of talents has increased. Cross-border e-commerce operations are undoubtedly the treasures of the current foreign trade industry, blue ocean positions, and high salaries are waiting for talents.

Although the attractiveness of talents in the foreign trade import and export industry is not high, the stability of the employees is relatively strong. The average working time of current practitioners is 34 months, which is 4 months higher than the industry average. Taking a closer look at the industries that foreign trade practitioners expect to work in the next step when applying for a job, 46.7%still choose this industry, which is slightly higher than the industry average (45.9%).

In the job market, the overall demand for talents in the foreign trade import and export industry has expanded year-on-year, while the supply of talents is slightly lagging behind, but the quality of the supply is better, and the foreign trade industry practitioners are characterized by strong stability and stickiness. It also forms a benign talent interaction with the upstream and downstream industries, so there is room for growth in the future talent growth and structural optimization of the foreign trade industry.

For foreign trade companies, increasing the strength of attracting talents externally and improving the training mechanism internally may break the current”Recruitment is difficult” situation; and talents also need to keep pace with the times, find out the situation, and develop in the direction of digital and compound talents. (Economic Daily-China Economic Net reporter Gu Yang)

Source:Economic Daily