More young people dive into homemaking industry

(Photo/Nanfang Daily)

Nowadays, more people born in the 80s or 90s are choosing jobs in the homemaking industry, a sector which was previously considered only for the elderly or those with a poor educational background.

As society progresses, more young people now choose a job that they like and find meaningful, said Xu Weihua, COO of 51 Home Service, a Guangzhou-based housekeeping service provider.

Employees who were born in the 80s and 90s account for 84 percent of front line workers in the company and 88 percent of the logistics support staff, according to Xu.

Xu said the company established a relatively sound promotion system to attract young people. Eighty percent of the company’s management personnel, such as training directors and product managers, are selected from front line employees.

New technologies have promoted the industry towards high-end development that features specialization, skills, and professionalism, noted Zhang Qinling, manager of the homemaking company Mamalaile in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.

Many young people now take orders on the apps on their mobile phones and provide door-to-door services with professional tools.

The homemaking industry has potential, and practitioners are usually well-paid, said Sun Jingtao, chairman of the Shenzhen Domestic Economy Association, adding that emerging intelligent tools and standardized procedures have helped reduce the workload and improve efficiency.

Sun also pointed out that the homemaking industry is being developed and subdivided, which has generated new professions. For example, services for new mothers and babies range from post-birth recovery to tutoring and health management.