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Mainland Chinese firms ease hiring staff in Q1

Employers on China’s mainland were less active in hiring staff in the first quarter, recruitment consultancy Robert Walters said in a report on Tuesday.

The number of job advertisements in the mainland print media and major online job boards jumped 16 percent in the first quarter year on year, 9 percentage points down from the survey done in the same period of last year, Robert Walters said in the report which covered six major economies in Asia.

But the mainland rose a spot to become the second-quickest growing job market after Japan, which surged 33 percent driven by the government’s proactive economic policies, the report said.

(Source: Shanghai Daily)