To help college graduates find employment, China’s Ministry of Education has planned 13 on-line job fairs in co-operation with 10 other ministries starting now and carrying on through June, 2009.
It will also recruit 30,000 college students as rural teachers next year, a figure that is nearly equal to 2006 and 2007 added together.
The move is part of the ministry’s drive to channel graduates into vacant jobs in the country’s remote, less-developed western regions.
Chinese college graduates face greater difficulty finding jobs these days due to the impact of the world financial crisis and to the returning graduates from overseas who have the added advantage of job experience and a fluent second language.
Graduates are also being encouraged to join the military where they would have the chance to study in army-affiliated institutes and get quick promotions.
Looking up information on the army on the Internet shows that it has changed amazingly and is still changing into a modern and well-educated operation. Although it still breeds pigs and grows vegetables.