China News Service, Shijiazhuang, February 26th (China News Palace Hongyu) "Many employees of Shenyue are from Beijing and Tianjin. Some work in Shijiazhuang on weekdays and return to Beijing and Tianjin on weekends, while others have settled in Shijiazhuang. .”

  Recently, the online theme promotion event for the 10th anniversary of the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, "Connected by Heart", came to Luquan, Shijiazhuang. Guo Yongqiang, chairman of Hebei Shenyue Software Technology Co., Ltd., said this in an interview.

  Now in Shijiazhuang, there are more and more "big families" like Shenyue composed of employees from Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei.

In the past ten years of Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei's coordinated development, industrial upgrading and transfer and the integration of transportation and public services have brought new changes to residents' cross-provincial employment and life.

  Data map: The Beijing-Guangzhou high-speed railway train leaves Beijing Station.

Photo by China News Service reporter Jia Tianyong

One hour direct to "Twin Cities Life Integration"

  "There used to be 'Beipiao', but now there is 'Stone Drift'. I am a 'Stone Drift'." Guo Yongqiang, who lives in Beijing and comes to Shijiazhuang to work on weekdays, said jokingly.

  Since Shenyue Software Technology has been operating in Beijing and Shijiazhuang since its establishment, the company has many employees like Guo Yongqiang who "live in two cities".

Under the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy, the transportation network among the three regions has become increasingly dense in the past ten years. There are 25 railways connecting Hebei and the Beijing-Tianjin region. The long-distance commuting experience of Shenyue employees has also undergone tremendous changes.

  "Ten years ago, it was very inconvenient for our employees to go to work in Shijiazhuang from Beijing. Some Beijing employees resigned. Now it only takes an hour by high-speed rail. If you don't waste your weekend in Beijing, you can come back to work in Shijiazhuang on Monday morning." Guo Yongqiang said.

  "Without the dividends brought by the coordinated development of Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei, it would not be so convenient." This is the consensus of Guo Yongqiang and Shenyue Software Technology employees.

Benefiting from the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy, it has become more convenient for the company's employees to commute to different places. Shenyue has also taken advantage of the difference in resource endowments between Beijing and Shijiazhuang and the talent advantages of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region to increase revenue more than ten times.

  1 hour, which is shorter than the commuting time of some office workers in Beijing.

He Xiaobing, CEO of Beijing Mingyan Pharmaceutical Research Co., Ltd., told China News Service that he commutes from Beijing to Shijiazhuang in the morning and back in the evening, so he can balance work and life.

Sometimes the traffic jam in Beijing lasts for an hour. In comparison, the transportation to Shijiazhuang is very convenient.

This is one of the reasons why He Xiaobing decided to locate his subsidiary in Shijiazhuang.

  Employees of Hebei Shenyue Software Technology Co., Ltd. are at work.

Photo by Gong Hongyu

From “I don’t want to come” to “I want to come”

  With convenient transportation, we also need to consider whether talents are willing to come.

  Guo Yongqiang recalled that nine years ago, when Shenyue first moved from Yizhuang, Beijing, to Shijiazhuang, many people were unwilling to follow, resulting in the loss of many talents.

  However, in recent years, with the introduction of a series of talent policies in Shijiazhuang and various places in Hebei, the situation of talents being reluctant to come to Hebei has completely changed.

  In 2023, Shijiazhuang introduced the "15 New Deals for Talents": the loan limit of "Talent Loan" will be increased from the maximum 50 million yuan to 100 million yuan; in addition to enjoying house purchase and rental subsidies, B-card talents who work for enterprises can also receive up to 50,000 yuan. A one-time settlement subsidy of RMB 10,000; for qualified A-card talents and B-card doctoral talents, a talent green card supplementary card can be applied for for their parents and spouses, and they can enjoy free services such as entry and exit, medical care, public transportation and subway attractions...

  "Now our employees are very comfortable working in Shijiazhuang. There are employee dormitories, and they can also apply for talent green cards, receive talent subsidies, housing subsidies, etc. For example, many newly recruited graduate students from prestigious universities can also receive 1,500-2,000 yuan per month in addition to their salary. Government subsidies." Guo Yongqiang told China News Service.

  Not only that, taking the Luquan District of Shijiazhuang, where Shenyue Software Technology is located, as an example, the government has also built 419 talent apartments to help high-end talents come to Shijiazhuang to move in with their bags; and built two kindergartens, Spring and Chunyu, to facilitate the enrollment of children of workers in Shijiazhuang. Question: Invest in the 8-kilometer-long Wofo Spring Wetland Park to create a high-quality wetland landscape that integrates ecological landscape, leisure and entertainment, fitness sports, ornamental fishing and other functions, and create a more livable and workable living environment.

  He Xiaobing mentioned that Mingyan's employees are very willing when they hear that the company is moving to Shijiazhuang, and he does not have to worry about the brain drain caused by the "relocation" of the business.

  "Shijiazhuang provides better and better treatment for talents, medical treatment and life are becoming more and more convenient, and it can also solve the problem of employees' children going to school. Working in Shijiazhuang is already the best choice for many employees of Mingyan." He Xiaobing said.

  Students from Hebei University of Technology do design at the Innovation Research Institute of Hebei University of Technology.

Photo by Gong Hongyu

From “flooding to Beijing and Tianjin” to “returning to Hebei”

  In the past, it was normal for people from Hebei to flock to Beijing and Tianjin to find jobs.

With the upgrading and transfer of industries in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Hebei's information technology, biomedicine and other industries have developed rapidly. Multiple choices and two-way circulation have become a new phenomenon in the flow of talents in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region.

  "It used to be that children thought there were no good job opportunities in Hebei, and they did not consider coming to Hebei for job hunting. Now there are more corresponding positions in Hebei, and more students who have graduated from Tianjin are returning to work in Hebei." Innovation Research Institute of Hebei University of Technology (Shijiazhuang) Dean An Hailong said.

  Since the implementation of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy, Shijiazhuang has undertaken a total of 489 Beijing-Tianjin transfer projects in the past ten years.

The city's biomedicine and new generation electronic information industry took the lead in exceeding 100 billion in scale, attracting a number of high-tech enterprises with core competitiveness to gather here and bringing many job opportunities to the local area.

  An Hailong mentioned that in 2023 and 2024, nearly 300 undergraduates from Hegong University will go to Shijiazhuang to do graduation projects jointly with enterprises.

During this process, more students have learned about Shijiazhuang's industrial development and employment prospects. Currently, more than 50 students have signed employment agreements with Shijiazhuang companies.

  "This is an important part of talent introduction and training. Through the bridge built by the institute, more children from Hebei Province will return to work in Hebei after studying in Tianjin, realizing 'talent return'," said An Hailong.

  With the further advancement of the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei coordinated development strategy, there are more and more "bridges" like Shenyue and Hegong University Innovation Research Institute, pushing the flow of talents in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region into the "fast lane."