Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) hosted the annual Hong Kong Science Park Career Expo 2019 at Hong Kong Science Park on 9 Mar 2019. The event was bigger than ever before, with around 13,000 visitors seeking new careers for themselves and experiencing the excitement and energy of Hong Kong's growing Innovation and Technology (I&T) sector.
More than 1,600 positions were offered at the Expo by about 150 local, regional and international companies representing four major technology fields – Biomedical Technology, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Smart City and Fintech. This number was a 60 percent increase compared to last year, setting a record for number of jobs offered at the event.
Of these positions, 80 percent were technology and R&D-related, such as data scientists, lab technicians, AI engineers, biomedical engineers, software analysts and developers, and cloud computing programmers. They include entry, mid and senior-level roles, with more than 100 positions available for doctoral degree holders. Other positions on offer were those in supporting roles such as finance, accounting and marketing.
HKSTP has been committed to growing the city’s I&T ecosystem and through organising the Career Expo. HKSTP strives to connect the I&T companies with talent and build a sustained pipeline of talent to support the development.
More than 1,600 positions were offered by over 150 local, regional and international companies at the Hong Kong Science Park Career Expo 2019, attracting around 13,000 visitors.
The “60-second Talent Pitch” was a huge success with a total of 62 job interview sessions happening on-the-spot and one of the participants received the employment offer.
Leading HR and headhunting consultancies provided career planning and advice to job seekers onsite.