04 May '11, 3pm

White collar professionals from China compete in global job market

White collar professionals from China compete in global job market

SINGAPORE : Chinese white collar professionals are becoming more competitive in the global job market. The world's factory is gradually shifting away its forte from low end manufacturing roles to those that require productivity and knowledge-based skills. And analysts say that as more on the mainland become fluent in English, countries in Asia can benefit from a supply of top-level expatriate Chinese talent at competitive costs. It is no secret that Chinese workers are a force to be reckoned with. From low wage blue collar roles, China has been fast moving up the labour value chain into white collar roles that require more productivity and knowledge-based skills. Similar to the economic history of Singapore which started off as a manufacturing base, China's progress into value-added services will likely be accelerated. Alvin Liew, Economist, UOB, said: "I think increasingl...

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