Employees make chips at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. As internet companies slow down hiring, the semiconductor industry is heating up amid Beijing’s push for technological self-sufficiency. Photo: AFP
Employees make chips at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. As internet companies slow down hiring, the semiconductor industry is heating up amid Beijing’s push for technological self-sufficiency. Photo: AFP
China jobs

Hiring among internet giants falls amid China’s tech crackdown, but remains robust in semiconductors

  • New jobs for fresh graduates at Big Tech companies have declined amid Beijing’s industry crackdown, and wages remain stagnant, recruitment data show
  • The strategically important semiconductor industry has continued to grow rapidly, but only 1 per cent of new hires were highly skilled technicians

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Employees make chips at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. As internet companies slow down hiring, the semiconductor industry is heating up amid Beijing’s push for technological self-sufficiency. Photo: AFP
Employees make chips at a factory of Jiejie Semiconductor Company in Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province, on March 17. As internet companies slow down hiring, the semiconductor industry is heating up amid Beijing’s push for technological self-sufficiency. Photo: AFP
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