[photopress:MBA_universirty_job_far.jpg,full,alignright]Experts said recently at a forum that employment pressure, as in a drive to get a job, will ease for university graduates in Beijing in four years’ time. Xin Tieliang, chief of Beijing Municipal Bureau of Personnel said some 204,000 new graduates will equal the demand for university graduates in 2011.
This year, the number of graduates will reach 5.59 million nationally, an increase of about 12.9% over last year. This affects salaries offered. According to reports from human resources agencies, new employees’ expectations in 2007 were still below RMB2,000 a month.
A survey conducted by Gallup China showed that, unlike average university students, graduates from elite colleges (mostly those among the ‘State 211 project’, the nation’s largest education project for top universities) are luckier as their average median pay half a year after employment is RMB2,500, RMB500 more than those from ordinary universities,
Graduates from Tsinghua University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and Beijing Foreign Source China Studies University earn most in the country with their average salaries at RMB4,000.
The survey also found 86% of the graduates in Beijing choose cities above provincial capitals as their top working destination, and the most-wanted job areas are still Beijing and Tianjin and the cities around south and east coastline.
The survey was conducted among 1,084 colleges and universities all over the country.
Source: China Daily
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