As Foshan develops rapidly in terms of economy, more and more foreigners choose to work in Foshan. Since this April, Foshan has hired about 800 foreigners, who mainly work in education and manufacturing industry. The development prospect and beautiful environment are the main reasons that attract them to come.
Where are they from? About 40% are from Europe
According to statistics from Foshan Human Resources and Social Security Bureau, since April. 1st this year, Foshan has hired 754 foreigners. There are 455 foreigners in Foshan (municipal level), 34 in Chancheng district, 154 in Nanhai district, 104 in Shunde district, 3 in Gaoming district and 4 in Sanshui district.
Observed from the charts above, there are a lot of foreigners working in Foshan and they are from many different regions in the world. About half of them age from 30 to 40, which means that most are in their best years to work in Foshan.
What are they working for? 60% in education and 20% in manufacturing industry
Most of hired foreigners have bachelor’s degree and works in manufacturing industry and education, which takes up about 80% in total.
What do they like? Delicious hot pot and Guangfo metro
There are many foreign teachers in Majestic International College and Benjamin is one of them. This 25-year-old young man is from Canada and graduated in America. After getting an invitation from the school this summer, he traveled overseas to become a geography teacher in Foshan. His first impression of Foshan is “hot”. But he said he likes Foshan hot pot very much and often enjoyed it with his colleagues.
Benjamin and his students
Benjamin has 10 classes every week and teaches 10-20 students. At weekends, sometimes he will go to Guangzhou for shopping by metro. He is most impressed by the neat environment of Foshan. “There are trees everywhere and the transportation is very convenient. It is very suitable to live here.”
How do they work? Work on enterprise development and environment protection
Foshan manufacturing industry also introduces a lot of foreign talents. Juliana is from America and Savitri comes from Columbia. They joined Esquel after getting master’s degrees from Tsinghua University. After working at the headquarter of Esquel Group in Hong Kong for more than a month, they came to Gaoming district, Foshan. Now they are directors of the sustainable development project in the group.
They think that Foshan is a very interesting place with unique culture and natural scenery, and there are many excellent enterprises. They also know that Foshan has a strong manufacturing base and the government has put forward many supporting policies. “The future development prospect is very promising. This is good for foreigners coming to work in Foshan.”
"Unlike Beijing and Shanghai with a quick living pace, people can enjoy relaxing life and know well-preserved traditional Chinese culture here.” A foreigner living and studying in Foshan said that he chose Foshan after comparing with lots of cities. With strong industry and good environment, Foshan will attract more and more foreign talents to come in the future.