[photopress:mba_graduates_job_hundting.jpg,full,alignright]More than 100,000 job vacancies in different companies have been provided online to college students as part of the efforts of the Chinese government to help them with this year’s job hunting. (The illustration is of a live job fair. Off line, as it were, as opposed to online.)
he online job fair, first of its kind this year, was jointly organized by the Ministry of Education (MOE), the Ministry of Personnel, the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the State Development and Reform Commission, and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council.
The five government departments will hold at least 13 online job fairs, including construction, health, agricultural and commercial sectors.
Ten departments altogether will offer help to job-hunting students, including free job-hunting consulting, skill training, internship program, and financial support for impoverished graduates.
They are also encouraging students to work in undeveloped western regions of the country.
5.59 million students will graduate from higher education institutions in 2008, an increase of 640,000 over this year.
About 30% or 1.4 million college graduates failed to find a job on graduation in 2007.
Chinese Vice-Minister of Labor and Social Security Zhang Xiaojian recognized the problem and these online job fairs are but part of the effort to see they get jobs.
Source: Window of China