Putuo district in Zhoushan, East China's Zhejiang province, recently issued a raft of talent policies to support its large-scale shipbuilding enterprises.
The policies aim to fully unleash the positive role of employers in talent cultivation, attraction, and utilization and provide powerful talent and intellectual support for the development of the high-end shipbuilding and marine engineering equipment industry.
According to the policies, authorities will classify shipbuilding industry leaders, outstanding talents, and skilled personnel into three different policy categories based on the previous year's paid taxes, industrial output value, per mu tax revenue, and research and development expenses. Those eligible will be entitled to corresponding subsidies for housing purchases, talent apartments, government rewards, government allowances, and education subsidies for their children.
In terms of housing, leaders in shipbuilding enterprises can enjoy a housing subsidy of 300,000 yuan ($41,134.04), outstanding talents can receive 200,000 yuan, and practical talents are eligible for a subsidy of 150,000 yuan.
Qualified individuals can also apply for talent apartments ranging from 70 square meters to 50 square meters.
The implementation of the policies is an effective measure to innovate the evaluation mechanism for industrial talents, increase support for the high-end shipbuilding and marine engineering equipment industry, and optimize the environment for talent development, said a local official.
The district is currently home to 29 shipbuilding enterprises, including 14 large-scale enterprises. In 2022, these enterprises achieved a total output value of 9.85 billion yuan, a year-on-year growth of 27.6 percent and a figure that accounts for 36.8 percent of the district's total output value and 32.4 percent of the province's total, making it the largest shipbuilding industry cluster in the province.