90 candidates on average competed for one Shenzhen jobLocal | 16 Dec 2020 2:05 pm
About 90 people competed for one job on average in the Shenzhen government when five positions were made available for Hong Kong and Macau residents, an official has told the China Daily.
Shenzhen held civil servant enrollment examination over the weekend to fill 1,069 jobs in more than 900 types of government posts, and for the first time, five jobs were reserved for Hong Kong and Macau.
A total of 446 qualified applicants from Hong Kong and Macau took part in the competitive exam.
"We did not expect the five posts to attract so many applicants. About 90 people are competing for one position on average," said Guo Xusheng, an official overseeing examinations for Shenzhen's organization department.
There were more Hong Kong people than those from Macau among the 446 applicants.
The most popular post is an opening in the Fubao subdistrict office in Futian, a district that borders Hong Kong, which attracted 244 candidates.
"The position in Futian is so popular because it is convenient for Hong Kong people to commute," Guo said.
Two other posts are in districts that border Hong Kong-in Luohu and Nanshan.
One of those jobs is in the municipal financial supervision and administration bureau and the other is in the human resources and social security bureau.