Facing more than 8.74 million college graduates, the Chinese government is making every effort to help graduates find jobs, including giving subsidies, expanding jobs, helping start businesses, and other more “hardcore” policies.
As graduation season approaches, due to the combined effects of the epidemic and other factors, the employment pressure of graduates this year cannot be underestimated. A series of promulgating policies around China have helped graduates take up occupations.
The executive meeting of the State Council will deploy multi-sectoral linkage to ensure employment.
Data from the Ministry of Education show that there are 8.74 million college graduates in 2020, an increase of 400,000 compared with the same period last year, and the number of graduates has reached a new record.
On April 14, the executive meeting of the State Council deployed effective measures to promote the employment of college graduates. The meeting requested that more efforts be made to support the stabilization of enterprises and the expansion of jobs position. To develop research assistant positions, enrich the grassroots teachers and medical staff. Strengthen employment services. Postponing repayment of student loans and making good use of unemployment insurance funds.
On April 21, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security issued a document to hold joint recruitment weeks in spring, summer, autumn and winter for the 2020 National College Graduates Employment Network Alliance from April 23 to 29, June 20 to 26, September 19 to 25 and November 23 to 29 respectively.
On May 6, the “100-day Sprint” campaign for the employment of 2020 ordinary college graduates, co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the Central Radio and Television Station and the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, was officially launched.
On May 8, the National Development and Reform Commission, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security jointly launched a special “school-enterprise trip” in Beijing to release several new jobs for college graduates and promote employment through entrepreneurship.
In addition to the united actions of many ministries and commissions, a series of measures have been introduced to “protect” graduates’ employment.
Guangdong has made it clear that if Guangdong university students find employment in small and medium-sized micro-enterprises, individual businesses, social organizations, etc. If they sign a labor contract for more than 1 year and participate in social insurance for more than 6 months, subsidies will be given at 3,000 yuan per person. In eastern, western, and northern Guangdong, a subsidy of 5,000 yuan per person will be given.
Except for providing employment subsidies to graduates, the recruitment of state-owned enterprises and institutions in Beijing, Shanghai, Zhejiang, Shaanxi, and other places favors graduates.
Other than providing employment subsidies and special recruitment, all localities also encourage graduates to innovate and start businesses in terms of venues and funds, to promote employment through entrepreneurship.