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Government official outlines plans creating more jobs


Source: | 03-09-2009 13:35

Special Report:   2009 NPC & CPPCC Sessions

Employment is one of the most pressing issues within the context of the global economic downturn. The growing numbers of migrant workers and college graduates are adding more pressure to the situation. A top official from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security outlined the department's plans on Sunday.

Zhang Xiaojian, Vice minister of Ministry of HR & Social Security, said, "Graduates and migrant workers used to have independent employment channels. Now they have to compete for jobs in the same market, which adds more pressure. There will be 24 million people in cities and towns looking for jobs this year. Economic growth and policy support will help half of them find jobs, but there's still the other half, perhaps more."
Zhang Xiaojian, Vice minister of Ministry of HR & Social 
Security, said, "Graduates and migrant workers used to have 
independent employment channels. Now they have to compete 
for jobs in the same market, which adds more pressure. There 
will be 24 million people in cities and towns looking for 
jobs this year. Economic growth and policy support will help 
half of them find jobs, but there's still the other half, 
perhaps more." [File photo]

China will attempt to create nine million new jobs this year and try to keep the unemployment rate under 4.6 percent. Vice Minister Zhang Xiaojian acknowledges it will be a tough task.