Shanghai urges enterprises to give jobs to graduates

As China’s most recent 8.74 million university graduates are faced with unprecedented employment pressure due to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent global economic downturn, traditional offline recruitment methods will continue to be limited, making job seeking even more difficult, reports the Global Times.

In Shanghai, to create more opportunities for recent graduates, the municipal government has encouraged state-owned enterprises to offer no fewer than 50% of their new jobs to local university graduates. It is expected that more than 3,000 companies would offer a total of 65,000 jobs by the end of May.

The city promises to recruit 5,800 kindergarten, primary and secondary school teachers specifically from local graduates, Ni Minjing, deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, said. For recent graduates who want to complete postgraduate study, Shanghai’s universities plan to enrol more than 3,000 masters degree candidates, a 15% growth year on year, Ni said.
Full report on the Global Times site